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Friday, February 17, 2012

"THE WELL" - Best Italian Documentary 2011 at the Italian Cultural Institute

On Sunday February 19, 2012 at 7:00 PM, the Italian Cultural Institute in Zamalek is going to screen the Best Italian Documentary of 2011, "THE WELL", an amazingly touching documentary shedding lights on the impressive “singing wells” in Ethiopia, directed by Ricardo Russo and Paolo Barberi.

Following the great success of the documentary which was screened in 26 worldwide festivals and received more than 8 international awards and recognitions, Cairo is hosting for the first time "THE WELL", an astonishing documentary that is “playing” us the songs of the ancient wells of Ethiopia, run by the Borana Communities (the secret keepers of the oldest Ethiopian traditions) among the breathtaking landscape of Ethiopia.

After the screening, the Italian author of the documentary, Mario Michelini, a geographer who spent 2 years in Ethiopia, will hold a Question & Answer Session with the public, exchanging opinions and sharing stories about the film. The screening 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.

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: IIC – Italian Cultural Institute, IFE – Institut Français d’Egypte and BEBA - Baad el Bahr Association.

The film will be screened in its o.v. with English and Arabic subtitles.

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