The management of the Aswan International Women Film Festival (AIWFF) revealed that actress Elham Shaheen will be honored during the event's fifth edition taking place in February 2021.
Commenting on the decision Mervat Talawy, Chairman of the Festival's Board of Trustees, said that Elham Shaheen is one of the most important stars of Egyptian cinema who voiced the problems of Egyptian women in many of her films while setting examples of women of all classes and social strata as well as setting an example to be followed.
This is the second encounter between AIWFF and the actress. Elham Shaheen was the honorary president of the festival's first edition which took place in February 2017.
Born in Cairo in 1960, Shaheen graduated from the Institute of Theatrical Arts' class of 1982.
Her career was launched on the hands of director Kamal Yassin who gave her a role in his play made for television 'Hooreya men Al Marikh (Mermaid from Mars)'.
She then went on to star in numerous TV series, including: 'Akhu El Banat (Brother of the Sisters)', 'Al El Bahr (The Ocean Said)', 'Hatta la Yakhtaniq Al-hob (So Love Doesn't Suffocate) ','Nisf Rabia' Al Akhar (The second half of Spring)', 'Layaly Al Helmeya (Nights of Helmeya)', and 'Samhoony, Makansh Asdy (I'm Sorry...I didn't mean to)'.
She also won many awards, for her roles in 'The Gentle' and 'Ya Dunia Ya Gharamy (Oh World, Oh my Love)'.
The fifth edition of the Aswan International Women Film Festival is set to take place between 20 and 26 February 2021.
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