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Art Alert: Jews of Egypt at AUC Tahrir Cultural Center

Written and directed by renowned Egyptian Filmmaker Amir Ramses, the two parts of 'Jews of Egypt' will be screened at Ewart Hall

Ahram Online , Monday 20 Jan 2020
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The two parts of director's Amir Ramses documentary titled 'Jews of Egypt' will be screened at the AUC Tahrir Cultural Center on Sunday 2 February.

Part one, Jews of Egypt 2012, produced by Haitham AlKhamissi and Ramses, under Session Productions, is a 96-min capturing of fragments of the lives of the Egyptian Jewish community in the first half of the twentieth century and examining how the Jews of Egypt “turned in the eyes of Egyptians from partners in the same country to enemies.”

Part Two, Jews of Egypt end of journey 2014, produced by Haitham Al Khamissi , Essam Fawzi, and Hussein Menebawi, under DAAL Media Production, in 56 minutes tells the story of the only 12 Jewish ladies, out of 80,000 Egyptian Jews, still living in Egypt, including Magda Shehata Harroun, the new president of the Jewish community.

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The 1979-born Ramses, who wrote the two parts of the documentary, is a known Egyptian filmmaker who is also a jury president and member of many prestigious film festivals.

Ramses worked as assistant director for five years with Youssef Chahine in various films, whilst directing many short films, documentaries and features and wrote one novel entitled “song of songs” published in 2010.

Programme:

Sunday 2 February 2020 at 7pm
Ewart Hall, Cultural Center, AUC Tahrir

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