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.
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