The short documentary film "The Light in My Eyes" by Egyptian director Mohanad Diab tells about the nature of life lived by children and youth around the world with different forms of visual impairment, on the level of similarities and differences in their lifestyle. The film seeks to raise awareness to look more positively at these young people, The film revolves around five issues; The issue of participation, the issue of exclusion, the issue of assistive devices, the issue of daily life activities, the issue of independence and empowerment, and in this context, shooting began in June 2022 and continued until the end of 2022, including 7 different countries, namely the Netherlands, South Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Uganda, Palestine and Egypt And that was under the auspices of the Visio International Foundation in the Netherlands, and the film relied on the support of local art crews in the concerned countries
Director Biography :
Mohanad Diab is an independent Filmmaker and Director for documentary, independent and short narrative films. Currently, he is the Advisor of Visual Documentation in the Ministry of social solidarity (MOSS). He has directed more than 100 documentary during the last 15 years, where he has directed number of documentaries in the United States, Europe, and some of the African countries; examples of his most important documentaries are (Hayat Tahra, Mastoora, and Doors of Makka , Aha, The Light in My Eyes). Diab believes that art is a message in itself; it has strong relation with development.
Diab personal interest is to express the society status and problems through his visual work. Diab is labeled as the pioneer of the feminist art and the artist of development. Also, he was lately assigned to be the Chairman of the working woman festival in Egypt.