Shashet Townhouse
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May 27, 2015 5:30–7:30pm
Organized by: The Townhouse Gallery
Venue: The Townhouse Gallery
Address: 10 Nabrawy Street (off Champollion Street) Downtown, Cairo

Shashet Townhouse is a series of film screenings taking 
place Wednesday nights at the library
Join us next Wednesday for a night of shorts from Egypt and Tunisia 

The screenings start at 7 pm, followed by a conversation with the directors. The films are in Arabic, subtitled to 
English, and open to everyone


Wednesday 27 May, 7 pm 

Those present days
With director Lilian Wagdy
Egypt – 2015 – 6 mins
After seven years away, Hany comes back to Egypt for a brief visit. His old friends, Sameh and Nadia, invite him to dinner, where questions start to pop up out of the blue.

Here it is not over... yet
With director Mohamed El Ash-hab
Egypt – 2011 – 9 mins 
A short documentary about the victims of landmines in Egypt’s western desert, where landmines still remain after the Second World War

With director Ahmed Rahal
Egypt – 2009 – 25 mins
A documentary on Shaabi music before Mahraganat
from the point of view of musicians and singers

Made in Gougou
Latifa Doghri
Machmoum productions 
Tunisia – 2013 – 40 mins
On the island of Djerba, in the Tunisian South, an old woman is locked up in a house. Few people are allowed to see her. Some people talk about madness… some talk about a serious disease… some others talk about an excess of fury. This woman is called Elloulou. She is also called "Ezzaïma" (the leader) She is a pioneer of music on the island. An attractive character who faced all the forbidden rules of a slave society. It is the story of Elloulou through her children and grandchildren who continue to perpetrate this thousand-year-old art but by giving it the aspect of a flourishing business