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Art Alert: You Come from Far Away’ to screen at Egyptian Film Critics Association

The 84-minute documentary, by director Amal Ramses, is appreciated by critics when screened in various cinema festivals

Eslam Omar , Monday 29 Jul 2019
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Egyptian Film Critics Association (EFCA) will screen director Amal Ramses' ‘You Come from Far Away’ at their headquarters downtown on Sunday 4 August.

The screening of the 84-minute documentary will be followed by a seminar led by prominent Egyptian critic Safaa Elaisy.

The film has gained critics' appreciation in various cinema festivals winning many awards including two at the 21st edition of the Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts last April; The Africa Cinematographers Critics Federation Committee Award and the FIPRESCI Award.

The film tells the story of three Palestinian sisters from a Jewish mother who were separated to different countries, each speaking a different language, during the time of the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) under dictator Francisco Franco.

Ramses, who founded the Cairo International Women’s Film Festival and the Between the Women Filmmakers Caravan, is leading an international women’s workshop series entitled 'Correspondence Between Women,' in addition to recent workshops for filmmaking.

Programme:
Sunday 4 August at 7pm
EFCA, 36 Sherif St., Downtown, Cairo

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