All I Wanna Do

Director: Michelle Medina
Country: Morocco
Year: 2010
Running Time: 59 min
Language: Arabic

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All I Wanna Do follows forty-eight year-old Simohamed who works as a parking guard and his 17-year-old son who acts in Hollywood films as the crippled Afghan boy or Iraqi war victim. When his son’s dreams of going to Hollywood are dashed he turns to music and forms a hip hop group with his father in order to leave his slum.

About the Director

Michelle Medina

Michelle MedinaBiography: Michelle Medina is a filmmaker and writer in Casablanca, Morocco. Medina graduated with honors from Smith College in 2005; she wrote her thesis and lectured on Moroccan women in cinema and identity. Michelle Medina received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2005 and returned to Morocco to create a visual project to her academic work. Portrait of Khmissa is a four part collection of portraits that includes: Little Creations, Bread, Water, and Sucre & Melha. Medina was born in the US and raised in Japan under unconventional circumstances that have influenced her vision of home, religion, and identity. Medina is also a writer and blogs about her return to Judaism, life as a single mother, Morocco, dating and living between languages and countries.

(Sources:
http://www.michellemedinafilm.com/Bio.html
http://www.africine.org/?menu=fiche&no=28657)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
All I Wanna Do (2011).

Filmography:
Portrait of Khmissa: Little Creations, Sucar & Melha, Water, Bread (2007);
Style Booa (2009);
All I Wanna Do (2010).