Two documentary films at Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Ahram Online, Sunday 8 Jul 2012

Documentaries about Egypt's 2011 uprising and an epic Arabian poem to be shown at Alexandria Library this week

The documentary films Sira, the Songs of the Crescent Moon and Laila, Hala and Karima - A Year in Revolutionary Cairo will be screened at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina on 11 and 12 July respectively.

Sira was among the selected films at the Eurofilm Panorama and follows 80-year-old Sayyed El-Dawwy, the last living performer of Sira, the most significant Arabian epic poem.

Laila, Hala and Karima follows a theatre director, a filmmaker and choreographer during their involvement in the January 25 Revolution.

Both of the screenings will be followed by a discussion with the film's directors. The former with Sandra Gysi and Ahmed Abdel Mohsen, and the latter with Ahmed Abdel Mohasen, who co-directed the film with Eduard Erne.

Both screenings will be held at 7pm in the Auditorium Hall at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria. 

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