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Egyptian Jeanne d’Arc

Director: Iman Kamel
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The film is a hybrid film that melds documentary with mythic story elements, poetic narration and dance to convey intimate, true stories of resistance by Egyptian women since the outbreak of the Revolution in 2011.
The film received a number of grants, such as an Assistance Grant from the Takmil Workshop within the 26th Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Screenplay Development Fund from the Amiens International Film Festival, Production Grant from Doha Film Institute, Development and Post-Production Fund of twofour54 Abu Dhabi, UAE (SANAD), and the Funding for Women Artists from the Berlin Senate Chancellery - Cultural Affairs.
The Culturist selected the film as one of the 30 Must Watch films at the 2016 edition of DIFF.
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2016/ Egypt - Germany - Kuwait - Qatar85 min/ Documentary, Biography
Original Title
Jeanne d’Arc Masrya
SYNOPSIS
Egyptian Jeanne d’Arc follows in the footsteps of Cairene filmmaker ImanKamel in her journey to the western deserts where she discovers a diary written by a Bedouin girl named Jehanne. Inspired by Jehanne’s struggle to break free of patriarchal repression and to become a dancer, the filmmaker attempts to trace the whereabouts of Jehanne by reaching out to fellow Egyptian artists, all women, who share with her their own stories of aspiration and resistance over the last five years.
CAST
Nahla Sebaei
Reem Hatem
Sara Hassan
Salma El Tarzi
CREW
Screenwriter: Klaus Freund
Iman Kamel
DOP: Ute Freund
Editor: Klaudia Begic
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Production Company(ies)
Nomad's Home Production
Linked Productions
Producer(s)
Talal Al-Muhanna
Iman Kamel
film festivals
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
Durban International Film Festival, South Africa
Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, Egypt
Eurasia International Film Festival, Kazakhstan
Malmo Arab Film Festival, Sweden
Arab Film Festival Tubingen, Germany
Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Africa Film Festival Köln, Germany
China Women's Film Festival (CWFF), China
African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF), USA
Muscat Festival, Oman
Sudan Independent Film Festival (SIFF), Sudan
Jounieh International Film Festival (JIFF), Lebanon
Karama Human Rights Film Festival, Jordan