Mar 20, 2016 7:30–9:00pm
|Organized by:||Netherlands-Flemish Institute Cairo (NVIC)
|Venue:||Netherlands-Flemish Institute Cairo (NVIC)|
|Address:||1 Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek|
|Event Language:||Arabic with English Subtitles|
Marouan Omara & Nadia Mounier – Egypt – 2015
In Collaboration with Islam Kamal
An inspection team from the World Bank arrives in an Egyptian village a few years after the revolution to assess how the transformation of agricultural management has progressed since the political upheaval. All of the activities are, as required, recorded by a television crew. We watch a drainage channel being built and visit the local museum. Everything seems to be as it should. However, the documentary’s authors leave the camera switched on even after the television crew has finished their work. As a result, the official record includes behind-the-scenes views and the members of the television crew become just additional actors in the film.
After screening Marouan Omara’s documentary ‘CROP’ about ‘Al-Ahram’ Newspaper during the last NVICinema season, we’re happy to show you his latest work that premiered at the prestigious Jihlava IDFF Festival for creative documentary. With ‘The Visit’ the filmmakers try to explore and deconstruct the mass media role in Egypt, where media has become the main tool of creating and reshaping the public opinion.
Language: Arabic (English subtitles)
Duration: 43 minutes
! Attention ! The number of seats is limited so coming in early is advised. Once the screening room is full we have to close our doors out of security reasons. Our doors open at 7 pm.