Film: "The Virgin, The Copts and Me"
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May 27, 2015 6:30pm
Organized by: Zawya
Venue: Zawya
Address: Cinema Odeon: 4 Abdel Hamid Said St off of Talaat Harb St. Downtown, Cairo
Admission: Arabic/French with Arabic Subtitles

Based on our audiences' requests we will be extending our film program Hybrid Reels an addtional day and will be showing the anticipated film "The Virgin, The Copts and Me" again on Wednesday May 27th at 7:30 PM 

In his feature debut, French-Egyptian filmmaker Namir Abdel Messeeh sets out for Cairo to investigate the phenomenon of miraculous Virgin Mary apparitions in Egypt's Coptic Christian community. As he seeks out witnesses to the well-known 1968 sighting in Zeitoun, where hundreds of thousands of people claimed to see a vision of a hovering Virgin Mary, the professed secular skeptic Namir quickly discovers that no one within the church will agree to speak with him. Namir then changes course and travels to his birth village hoping to find answers.

Directed by: Namir Abdel Messeeh
Duration: 85 minutes
Language: Arabic/French with Arabic Subtitles