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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Movie Screening: Hawi (The Juggler) by Ibrahim el-Batout at the NVIC on Sunday June 3, 2012

 Don't miss the chance to attend the critically acclaimed film (and director of) "Hawi" (The Juggler) on Sunday June 3, 2012 playing at the NVIC in Zamalek, at 7:00 PM. Make sure to be ahead of time to avail seats. Also the director Ibrahim El-Batout will be present at the screening for a QnA session!

 HAWI (The Juggler)
Directed by Ibrahim El-Batout (Egypt – 2010)
Language: Arabic (English subtitles)
Duration: 112 minutes

Hawi is El-Batout’s third feature film. The story takes places in Alexandria, the city where Egyptian cinema was born more than 100 years ago. Like in ‘Ein Shams’, El-Batout made the film without big budget or script and with non-professional actors. He only put two conditions namely that the cast and crew should be all people from the Mediterranean city and that they would shoot in locations for free. Inspired by Alexandria and the actors the director met in the street, ‘Hawi’ became a touching sketch of the social reality of Egypt and the daily life in Alexandria with its hope and disillusion.

Ibrahim El-Batout (born 1963) graduated in Physics at the American University in Cairo, but enrolled in cinema when he started to work for a production company. He has worked as a director, producer and cameraman, capturing stories mainly about human loss, suffering, and displacement. With ‘Hawi’ he won the Best Film and Best Scenario Awards in Beirut International Film Festival 2011 and the price for Best Arab film at Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2010.

Find NVIC easily here: 

Address: 1, Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

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