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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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    A PLATFORM FOR A NEW AFRICAN FILM MART TO CONNECT THE AFRICAN FILM TO THE REST OF THE WORLD

    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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2014 Edition's Long Narrative

Tall as the Baobab Tree

Tall as the Baobab Tree

  • Section :Long Narrative
  • Country :Senegal
  • Production Year :2013
  • Runtime: 82 Minutes

    Director: Jeremy Teicher

    Screenwriters: Jeremy Teicher & Alexi Pappas

    Cinematographer: Chris Collins

    Editor: Sofi Marshall

    Music Composer: Jay Wadley

    Cast: Alpha Dia, Cheikh Dia, Mboural Dia, Mouhamed Diallo & Dior Ka

    Print Source: al@visitfilms.com

    Synopsis: Leaving their family's remote African village where meals are prepared over open fires and water is drawn from wells, Coumba and her little sister Debo are the first to attend school in the bustling city. But when an accident suddenly threatens their family's survival, the father decides to give away the eleven year-old Debo into an arranged marriage. Torn between loyalty to her heritage and her dreams for the future, Coumba hatches a secret plan to rescue her young sister from a fate she did not choose.

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