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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:
Assistance Grant from the Takmil Workshop within the 26th edition of the Carthage Film Festival (JCC)
The Screenplay Development Fund from the Amiens International Film Festival
The Production Grant from Doha Film Institute
The Development and Post-Production Fund of twofour54 Abu Dhabi, UAE (SANAD)
Funding for Women Artists from the Berlin Senate Chancellery - Cultural Affairs
Egyptian Jeanne d’Arc Poster
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
Dina El Wedidi
Nada Hasan
Iman Kamel
Elena Giannotti
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
film festivals World Premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) within the Muhr Feature Film Competition, UAE
film festivals Durban FilmMart Co-production Forum at the Durban International Film Festival, l, South Africa
film festivals Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, Egypt
film festivals Eurasia International Film Festival, Kazakhstan
film festivals Malmo Arab Film Festival, Sweden
film festivals Arab Film Festival Tubingen, Germany
film festivals Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
film festivals Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt
film festivals Africa Film Festival Köln, Germany