Danny Glover and Mahmoud Hemeida in the seminar and book signing, "Omar Sharif in the eyes of the world,"
LAFF organized a seminar and book signing, to celebrate the book "Omar Sharif in the eyes of the world" printed by the 5th edition. the international star Danny Glover and the Egyptian artist Mahmoud Hemeida attended the seminar with the critic Ali Abou shady who collected and edited the book.
The international star Danny Glover said that he met Omar Sharif for the first time in the movie "Lawrence of Arabia" , At that time it was great to meet an Arab artist so proud and has dignity like Omar Sharif.
Glover added:” every time I find a film for Omar Sharif, I wish I watch it even the cowboy movies, and sometimes I watch a movie more than once. I admire him a lot in the film "Doctor Zhivago" and very impressed with his personality because he had a charisma and his character was specified in a political framework very defined. I really like him as a spectator and a colleague.
The artist Mahmoud Hemeida said: Omar Sharif is the first artist that can be described as international artist that the whole world , all around the globe, has known him , and the book written by Ali Abu Shadi confirms this.
Hemeida added “when we travel abroad we were asked: where are you coming from? And when the answer is from Egypt, they say to you, "ohh, country of Omar Sharif" , as the name of Omar Sharif has become linked to Egypt. Because he is the first star that comes from the Third World to the first world and become a superstar and famous at the global level, and I have thoughts about the actor preforming with a foreign language other than their native tongue, that is difficult for him to represent a language because the expression is important, but Omar Sharif bypassed it, and expressed with other languages and mastered them, such as being able to of his native tongue.
Omar Sharif must be studied carefully as an symbol and model of the international artist, he is the only artist who made the latest connection between the first and the third world, and all the globe must learn from him.
After the two stars speeches, the critic Ali Abu Shadi spoke about his experience in writing and collecting of what has been written in the book and then talked about the value of international star Omar Sharif in the world.
At the end of the seminar the critic Ali Abu Shadi , the star Danny Glover and artist Mahmoud Hemeida signed copies of the book “Omar Sharif in the eyes of the world” to audience.