Winner of Four International Awards
Documentary Film I Have A Picture Screens at Darb 1718 Contemporary Art & Culture Center
Director Mohamed Zedan's documentary film I Have A Picture: Film No. 1001 in the Life of the Oldest Extra in the World will screen at 7:00 PM on Sunday, February 16, within CinemaXElforn, held by Darb 1718. Recently, the film screened within the in the artistic and cultural events during the 51st Cairo International Book Fair.
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Darb 1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Center is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 to host different art mediums and cultural events. The center provides workshops, programs and initiatives to educate and mentor emerging artists and offers them a space to exhibit their work alongside established artists. Darb 1718 is an art center and gathering point for all art events in Egypt.
Garnering wide audience and critical acclaim, the films six screenings last October and November at Zawya Cinemas were full-house.
I Have A Picture: Film No. 1001 in the Life of the Oldest Extra in the World won four international awards, including the Gold Star for Best Arabic Documentary Film at its world premiere at the 1st El Gouna Film Festival in 2017, Best Documentary Film award at the Tripoli Film Festival in Lebanon, Jury Award for Best Documentary Film more than 15 minutes at the Egyptian National Film Festival, and the Best Documentary Film award at the Sharjah Film Platform (SFP) in the UAE, organized by Sharjah Art Foundation.
With the help of Kamal El Homossany, one of the oldest assistant directors in Egypt, Zedan, a young indie filmmaker, is making a documentary about Motawe Eweis, who has worked as an extra in about 1000 Egyptian films since the forties.
Directed and written by Mohamed Zedan, I Have A Picture: Film No. 1001 in the Life of the Oldest Extra in the World stars Kamal EL-Homossany, Motawe Eweis. The film crew includes DOP Mohamad EL-Hadidi andMusic Composer Micheal Fawzy. MAD Solutions distributes the film in the Arab world.