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    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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    Luxor African film Festival launches its call for entries for its eighth edition. The Egyptian actor Mahmoud Hemida is appointed honorary president and Tunisia as guest of honor. 

    LAFF is accpeting applications for particiaption in its different sections held from 10 to 21 March 2019. The festival is accepting films from 15 September to 20 December 2018. 

    Participating films must be produced in 2018 by African directors, from inside or...

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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

The Rite, the Lunatic and I

The Rite, the Lunatic and I

  • Section :Long Films
  • Country :Togo
  • Production Year :2012
  • Runtime: 86 Minutes

    Director: Gentille Menguizani Assih

    Screenwriter: Gentille Menguizani Assih

    Cinematographer: Michel K. Zongo

    Editor: Joëlle Janssen

    Synopsis: This documentary marks an opportunity to understand the complexity of African cultures and traditions. The Akpéma is a northern Togo ritual through which older women teach young girls how to be proud and strong. While growing up, Gentille Menguizani Assih, the director of this documentary, learned Akpéma secrets from her grandmother which made her understand why her father used to abuse her. Today, chosen as Akpéma godmother to her little sister, Gentille Menguizani Assih is again transferring this ancient heritage to the young girl.

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