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Thursday, February 9, 2012


On Monday February 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM, a documentary about the mysterious life in the largest cemetery of Cairo "THE CITY OF THE DEAD" (A Cidade dos Mortos) by Sérgio Tréfaut will be screened at the Italian Cultural Institute in Zamalek. After the screening, the Portuguese Director will hold a Question & Answer Session with the public, exchanging opinion and talking about the making of the documentary. The event is inserted in the framework of the project Rising Stars Itinerant Cinema in Egypt, the organizer of Masry Asly FilmFest 2012, which aims to enhance and promote independent filmmaking art through Egypt.

Following the great success of the documentary which received 13 international awards, Cairo is hosting for the first time "THE CITY OF THE DEAD"  thanks to the collaboration of the Italian Cultural Institute, the Embassy of Portugal and the Instituto Camões who made this screening possible.
Prepared and shot by an only Egyptian crew over 5 years (2004- 2009), "THE CITY OF THE DEAD" is an Egyptian – Portuguese documentary that aspires to show the invisible soul of the cemetery. It tells the story of a million people living inside the cemetery where they have everything: bakeries, cafes, children‘ schools and puppet theatres… The Cairene audience is definitely going to enjoy this amazingly unusual documentary. Cinemagoers and filmmakers will also have the opportunity to share their thoughts with the Director Sérgio Tréfaut whose documentaries were presented in more than 30 countries and received several international awards and recognitions.

Rising Stars – Itinerant Cinema in Egypt project is co-funded by the European Union and implemented by Ricerca e Cooperazione RC ( in partnership with SEMAT HOUSE FOR PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION ( and in collaboration with the Cultural Partners: ICI – Italian Cultural Institute, IFE – Institut Français d’Egypte and BEBA - Baad el Bahr Association.


The screening will be in Arabic with subtitles in English

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