Art Alert: Youssef Chahine’s short films to screen at Zawya

Ahram Online , Sunday 28 Oct 2018

The programme includes six short films by Chahine followed by a discussion

Chahine shorts
Short films by Youssef Chahine (Photo: part of promotional material by Zawya)

A collection of short films by renowned director Youssef Chahine will be screened at Zawya cinema on 28 October.

The films range from documentary to fiction: The Sacred Oil (docu-fiction, 1967), Salwa the Girl who Talked to Cows (fiction, 1970), Cairo…As told by Chahine (documentary, 1991), Its Only One Step (fiction, 1998), After 47 Years (fiction, 2007), and 11’09’01 (fiction, 2002).

A discussion will follow the screening with scriptwriter and researcher Mohamed Al-Masry. The discussion will look into the context of the films’ production and display, and how they fit in with Chahine’s vision and his feature films.

28 October at 7pm
Zawya cinema, 15 Emad El-Deen, Downtown Cairo


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