Last Update 22:6
Friday, 18 October 2019

Alexandria documentary makers honoured by Governor Mohamed Sultan

The documentary was made by members of the Shofoha Beoyona campaign, with hopes to boost tourism in the Mediterranean city

Ahram Online , Tuesday 24 Jul 2018
Alexandria Governor Mohamed Sultan with members of Shofoha Beoyona organization (Photo: part of press release)
Views: 9221
Views: 9221

Mohamed Sultan, governor of Alexandria, has honoured the filmmakers of the short documentary titled, Alexandria: Pearl of the Mediterranean, in a small ceremony held Sunday.

The short film was made by youth organising the campaign "Shofoha Beoyona" (See it Through Our Eyes) in an effort to showcase the beauty of their city and encourage tourism.

It highlights touristic spots in Alexandria, with a focus on lesser known areas that hold the city’s heart.

Sultan applauded the filmmakers for their efforts in creating something that benefits the city, and encouraged the use of documentaries and films for promoting tourism.

For their part, members of Shofoha Beoyona expressed their pride in completing the film, adding that they plan on creating more films for the different governorates in Egypt, starting with Cairo and Giza, according to Al-Ahram Arabic news site.

The film was screened within a pitch to host the ICOM 2022 conference. The city of Alexandria won against Prague and Oslo, and will be hosting the international conference in 2022.

For more arts and culture news and updates, follow Ahram Online Arts and Culture on Twitter at @AhramOnlineArts  and on Facebook at Ahram Online: Arts & Culture

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.