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PROGRAMME: AFAC Film Week in Cairo

In its second edition, between 15 and 22 April, the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) will bring celebrated works by filmmakers from seven Arab countries to Egypt

Ahram Online , Monday 6 Apr 2015
Free Range
Free Range, short film by Boris Breich (Photo: courtesy of AFAC)
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In its second edition, the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) will bring celebrated works by filmmakers from seven Arab countries to Cairo.

The week-long programme, which will run between 15 and 22 April at Zawya cinema, is loaded with films hailing from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.

According to the organisers, "The films vary in style and genre, but all address the urgent, current realities facing Arab societies."

Most of the screenings will be followed by a Q&A with film directors and/or film producers.

All screenings will take place at Zawya, Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo


Wednesday 15 April, 6.30pm

The Wanted 18
Amer Shomali, Documentary, Palestine, 2014
Director in attendance

Thursday 16 April, 6.30pm

The Sea is Behind
Hicham Lasri, Feature Fiction, Morocco, 2015
Producer Lamia Chraibi in attendance

Thursday 16 April, 9.30pm

The Council
Yahya Al-Abdallah, Documentary, Jordan, 2014
Director in attendance

The Sea Is Behind #TSIB a film by Hicham Lasri

Friday 17 April, 6.30pm

74 (The Reconstitution of a Struggle)
Rania and Raed Rafei, Docu-fiction, Lebanon, 2013
Directors in attendance

Friday 17 April, 9.30pm

Salim Abo Jabal, Documentary, Syria/Palestine, 2014
Director in attendance

74 : Film Trailer

Saturday 18 April

Four films in Shorts programme: 


And on a Different Note
Mohammad Shawky Hassan, Short Experimental, Egypt, 2015
Director in attendance

...And Romeo Married Juliette
Hinde Boujemaa, Short Fiction, Tunisia, 2014
Director in attendance

Morning Chants, Night Fears
Salma Aldairy and Roula Ladqani, Short Documentary, Syria, 2012
Producer Diana El Jeiroudi in attendance

Free Range
Bass Breich, Short Fiction, Lebanon, 2014
Director in attendance


Return to Homs
Talal Derki, Documentary, Syria, 2013
Producer Orwa Nyrabia in attendance

IDFA 2013 | Trailer | Return to Homs

Sunday 19 April, 6.30pm

Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait
Ossama Mohammad, Documentary, Syria, 2014
Producers Orwa Nyrabia and Diana El Jeiroudi in attendance

Monday 20 April, 6.30pm

Twenty-Eight Nights and a Poem
Akram Zaatari, Documentary, Lebanon, 2015
Director in attendance

Tuesday 21 April, 6.30pm

The Valley
Ghassan Salhab, Feature Fiction, Lebanon, 2014
Director in attendance

Wednesday 22 April, 6.30pm

Living Skin
Ahmad Fawzi Saleh, Documentary, Egypt, 2011
Director in attendance

Ahram Online is an official media partner of AFAC Film Week in Cairo.

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