SYNESTHESIA CAIRO 13 by Maged El Mahedy | in collaboration with AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

April 6, 2018 in Archivio, OTRFF2018pw by cinedetour

Detour Cinema Roma, Via Urbana 107 Roma
March 16, Friday 2018 h8.30pm
ON THE ROAD Film Festival PREVIEW 2018

Screening and Q&A with director, Maged El Mahedy, known for winning the Best Documentary Award at the Torino Film Festival,
Amnesty International take part in the screening event, with the introduction of Laura Renzi, person responsible on behalf of the Italian section of AI for the “Coraggio” campaign in support of human rights defenders. 

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SYNESTHESIA CAIRO 13

Written and directed by Maged El Mahedy (2017, Egypt/Italy, Arabic o.v., Italian subtitles) 
Musi: Koram Jablonko, Ahmad Elsawy
Key Cast: Adel Saad, Somallah Ibrahim, Mohammed Abla, Mostafa Rezk, Abderahman Adam, Abul Wafa Hamada, Hussein Fekry
Production: Neghma Film
Editing: Maria Cristina Marra, Sergio Ponzio

June 2013, Maged returned to Cairo – after the January 25, 2011 revolution that led to Mubarak’s fall – to make a documentary about the Sphinx and to relaunch tourism in Egypt. He has faced with another revolt, this time against the democratically elected president Morsi and his government of the Muslim brotherhood.
Maged has been overwhelmed by events and entered into a state of Sinesthesia in which he rediscovered an intimate part of his childhood by revealing fragments of his identity divided between Egypt and Italy


Maged El-Mahedy, writer and playwright, was born in Egypt in 1958. He studied and graduated in philosophy from the University of Alexandria, Egypt, in 1983. He then immigrated to Italy, graduating from the National Institute of Cinematography in Rome in 1994. He has worked as an interpreter and 
teacher of Arabic. He worked as a television director from 1998 to 2000 at the Egyptian television channel Nile TV and from 2000 to 2001 at the Arab Art TV in Avezzano. He is author and screenwriter of the 
film “The Sunflower”, 2001. In 2006 the University 
of Cagliari published his book “Diary of an immigrant film director”, written in Arabic and Italian.



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