PARABOLES (MAFROUZA 5)

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PARABOLES (MAFROUZA 5)

Art of Speaking (Mafrouza 5), The

Emmanuelle Demoris
Ägypten/F, 2010
Documentaries, 155min, OmeU

PARABOLES (MAFROUZA 5)

Emmanuelle Demoris
Ägypten/F, 2010
Documentaries, 155min, OmeU

Sound: 
Jean-Luc Audy
Camera: 
Emmanuelle Demoris
Editor: 
Emmanuelle Demoris
Céline Ducreux
Production: 
Les Films de la Villa La Vie est Belle Films
World Sales: 
Les Films de la Villa
Format: 
Video (Digi Beta)
Color

A series of five films made over a two-year period, Mafrouza takes us into the heart of a shanty town in Alexandria, built on the site and remains of a Greco-Roman necropolis. The last part of the series, Paraboles, focuses on Mohamed Khattab who runs a grocery store in the area. A sheik, he also preaches the Friday sermon in the local mosque, but in the holiday period, the “beards” arrive to take over the mosque. Mohamed Khattab doesn’t agree with this old tradition but keeps quiet.

In the presence of Emmanuelle Demoris.