2007, Thu, Dec 132008, Thu, Jan 03

Film programme 3: Mafrouza - Oh Night!

New documentary films from the Middle East

"Mafrouza - Oh Night!" (film still)

16.10 h

Toi, Waguih

D: Namir Abdel Messeeh, Egypt/France, 2005, 28 min.

A father and his son talk for the first time about the period the director’s father, Messeeh, spent in a labour camp from 1959-1964 – during a time when Egyptian Communists were being persecuted.


16.45 h

Candyfloss stories

D: Hala Elkoussy, 2005, 17 min.

In Hala Elkoussy’s documentary, residents of Cairo relate their dreams and frustrations in the megacity. The roofs high above the city provide the setting.


17.10 h

Mafrouza - Oh Night!

D: Emmanuelle Demoris, France 2007, 148 min.

Life in the district of Mafrouza (in Alexandria), which is built on a necropolis, is the focal point of a long-term research project undertaken by French film-maker Emmanuelle Demoris.

(The director will be presenting her project on 9 Dec. 2007 at 7 p.m.)


19.45 h

Toi, Waguih

D: Namir Abdel Messeeh, Egypt/France, 2005, 28 min.

A father and his son talk for the first time about the period the director’s father, Messeeh, spent in a labour camp from 1959-1964 – during a time when Egyptian Communists were being persecuted.


20:20 h

Candyfloss stories

D: Hala Elkoussy, 2005, 17 min.

In Hala Elkoussy’s documentary, residents of Cairo relate their dreams and frustrations in the megacity. The roofs high above the city provide the setting.