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Alganesh: finding hope in abyss

Lia Giovanazzi Beltrami and Marianna Beltrami’s film, Alganesh, follows four Eritrean refugee camps in Ethiopia, following years of deadly conflicts between the two countries. It is an hour-long Italian-Ethiopian documentary. Fleeing Eritreans faced increased hostility in several countries. For example, Sudan forcibly returned over 100 asylum seekers, including about 30 minors to Eritrea in 2017. …

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Ghzela: living life despite marginalisation

Ghzela is the protagonist in Hager Nefzi’s film by the same name. He is an elderly of 70 years old, who lives in Elkef in Sidi Omar, where he lives by the shrine of holy people, which he considers to be the whole world. Exuberant and Sufi, he is introduced as a simple person who …

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IFFR announces Pro Awards at the closing of the 37th CineMart

“This edition of IFFR Pro proved that bringing together talent and ideas, and those who can support them, remains a very relevant thing to do. Cinema and the stories we aim to bring to fruition are relevant and have meaning. I am very proud of this year’s edition and look forward to tweaking our endeavours in the future to both create and reflect change,”  Head of IFFR Pro Marit van den Elshout said.

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IFFR announces winners Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 2020

The jury consisted of recently appointed director of Kunsthal Rotterdam Nathanja van Dijk, French filmmaker and previous Tiger Award for Short Films winner Safia Benhaim (La fièvre, IFFR 2014), and Los Angeles-born, Belgrade-based film curator and writer Greg de Cuir Jr.

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The Irishman to open Cairo Film Festival

The festival announced Wednesday in a press release that the Netflix film, which is based on Charles Brandt’s book, reunites director Martin Scorsese with Robert De Niro for their ninth collaboration, and will see its MENA premiere in Egypt.

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