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5 Egyptian Films Will be Featured at Arab Cinema Week in New York this Month

Big Apple, here we come! ...again.

Staff Writer

First we went to New York Fashion Week, now we’re headed back to the Big Apple for Arab Cinema Week at Cinema Village. NYC just can’t get enough of the incredible talent flourishing from the Middle East, and rightfully so. With 12 film screenings from nine different countries, Arab Cinema Week is taking over New York from November 18th to the 24th , and Egypt is well represented.

We’ve got five films being screened: Hepta (2016), Nawara (2015), Whose Country? (2014), Les Petits Chats (2015), and In Search of Oil and Sand (2012). The films come alongside other productions from across the Arab world, as well as contributions by Arab filmmakers residing in Germany and the United States. Who’s representing the US at Arab Cinema Week? None other than Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef, who will be around for a fireside chat after the screening of his Tickling Giants.

Other films screening at Arab Cinema Week include Tunisia’s As I Open My Eyes, Jordan’s 3000 Nights, Lebanon’s Very Big Shot, Palestine’s The Idol, Algeria’s Let Them Come, and Germany’ Yallah, Underground!

Should you happen to be hangin’ around New York toward mid-November, check out the full screening schedule here.