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International Documentary Film Festival Vienna 2016
May 17th - 22nd 2016 | Votiv Kino, De France & Volkskundemuseum

Mittwoch, 18.05.2016, 18:00
Votiv Kino | Gr. Saal | reservieren
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THE TENTMAKERS OF CAIRO (SUNNA‘ AL-KHEYAM FE AL-QAHIRA)
Kim Beamish | Ägypten, Australien 2015 | 94 Min. | OmeU

In The Tentmakers of Cairo begleitet Kim Beamish über drei Jahre eine Gemeinschaft von Textilkünstlern, deren Handwerk seit der Pharaonenzeit weitgehend unberührt geblieben ist. So erzählen sie in ihr er, traditionellen Mustern folgenden, Nähkunst auch von der jüngsten Geschichte Ägyptens. Gefilmt in den Souks von Kairo bietet der Film Einblick in die ägyptische Revolution durch die Augen von Ägyptern, die nicht nur ihre Identität aufrechterhalten wollen, sondern auch versuchen zu überleben.


Biography

Kim Beamish is an Australian filmmaker and director of independent film production company Non'D'Script. Kim had previously been living in Cairo, Egypt for three years from 2012 - 2015 and now resides in Canberra, Australia. Kim studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, Film and Television School after having spent many years volunteering with community television station Channel 31 as well as working with Open Channel and Ska TV in Melbourne, Australia. In 2006, Kim co-produced and directed the film 'Just Punishment' about the fight to save Van Nguyen from execution for drug smuggling in Singapore. The film played a role in changing Singapore's mandatory sentencing laws. Kim is presently researching new projects, one of which is about the effects of climate change on a working class Australian farming family in southern New South Wales, Australia.


Screenings

  • Visions du Reel Film Festival
  • Prix Buyens-Chagoll
  • Margaret Mead Film Festival
  • Canberra International Film Festival
  • Luxor African Film Festival
  • One World Human Rights Film Festival
     

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