Windows to Egyptian Cinema Clubs launches activities in Imbaba

Ahram Online , Sunday 15 Feb 2015

The project, spearheaded by the Luxor African Film Festival, aims at boosting the activities of cinema clubs across Egypt's governorates.

Excuse My French
Still from Amr Salama's Excuse My French

Amr Salama's Excuse My French and a number of films by comic legend Charlie Chaplin were among the selected films screened at Rod El-Farag's youth centre Friday, 13 February.

The screening was part of Windows to Egyptian Cinema Clubs, a project launched by the Luxor African Film Festival and headed by Egyptian actress Laila Elwi. 

During Friday's event, a number of children's movies were also screened and Egyptian actress Salwa Mohamed Ali was honoured. 

Windows to Egyptian Cinema Clubs launched in Aswan last month. The kickoff event included the screening of Salama's Excuse My French, Khairy Beshara's The Collar and The Bracelet, and the short film A Song For The Birds directed by Ateya El-Dardiry and starring Fardous Abdel Hamid.

Organisers also screened a series of films by Chaplin and a number of animation movies. 

The project is supported by Egypt's Ministry of Sports and Youth and aims at bringing films to areas that normally don't have access to cinema.

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