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    Independent Shabab Foundation

    The Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) is one of ISF’s projects. It was the writer Sayed Fouad’s idea, as the African films are almost not screened in Egypt. Furthermore, Luxor hardly has any cultural or artistic events, and was therefore selected to de-centralize cultural or artistic events always oraginzed in Cairo and Alexandria.

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    Why Luxor City?

    Though Luxor is the largest open-air museum in the world it was lacking artistic festivals. Its geographical position - in the very heart of Upper Egypt and hence closer to the rest of the African continent - gives the historic city a unique advantage .

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    Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    President Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    Azza El Hosseiny

    Treasurer Azza El Hosseiny

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    ETISAL’s mission is to provide to the needs of young African filmmakers in expressing freely their skills and talents through filmmaking and promote their work globally.

    African short films is a “life savior” of young filmmakers (Aged between 18-30 of both genders) who are marginalized in terms of production and distribution. Although young filmmakers rep...

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    The Luxor African Film Festival reveals the poster of its 8th edition which will take place from 15 till 21 Mars 2019.

    Artist Mohamed Abla, designer of the poster declared that the idea was to show a simple image which highlights the value of the work of women (great contributor to civilization) in a rural area through a scene which gathered an Egyptian peasant and an African peasant in their daily ritual. The poster is drawn in cheerful and shrill colors which symbolize the optimism. A...

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    Chronology of Egyptian cinema

    Chronology of Egyptian cinema

    The Fespaco, A Matter of State

    The Fespaco, A Matter of State

    Khaled Saleh ... originally confectioner

    Khaled Saleh ... originally confectioner

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2013 Edition's Long Films

Nairobi Half Life

Nairobi Half Life

  • Section :Long Films
  • Country :Kenya, Germany
  • Production Year :2012
  • Runtime: 96 Minutes

    Director: Tosh Gitonga

    Screenwriters: Serah Mwihaki, Charles ‘Potash’ Matathia, Samuel Munene

    Cinematographer: Christian Almesberger

    Editor: Mkaiwawi Mwakaba

    Music Compser: Xaver Von Treyer

    Cast: Joseph Wairimu, Olwenya Maina, Nancy Wanjiku Karanja

    Synopsis: Mwas is a young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya who dreams of becoming an accomplished actor. To realize his dreams, he makes his way to Nairobi, the city of opportunity but quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairrobery as he is bereaved of all his money and belongings and left alone, face to face, with the city’s criminals. Drawn into a world of crime, can he pursue his original dream?.

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