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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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    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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    President Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    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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2016 Edition's Long Documentary

The Siren of Faso Fani

The Siren of Faso Fani

  • Section :Long Documentary
  • Country :Burkina Faso
  • Production Year :2015
  • Runtime: 90 Minutes

    Director: Michel K. Zongo

    Screenwriter: Michel Z. Kongo, Christophe Cognet

    Cinematographer: Michel K. Zongo

    Editor: Francois Sculier

    Print Contact: kmichelzongo@yahoo.fr

    Synopsis: Koudougou was considered the main textile city in Burkina Faso because of the presence of factory named Faso Fani. Whole city was living with the rhythm imposed by the factory - the siren of Faso Fani was the sign for everyone to get up in the morning. The Factory was the symbol of the independence and prosperity of the country, but it shut-down in 2001 threw hundreds out of work and entire city reeling. Ten years later the director meets the ex – workers to disclose the consequences of this economic and social catastrophy.

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