Saad Hindawi talks about the details of the international production workshop in “Luxor.”

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02:07 AM

Wednesday 31 March 2021

Luxor – Mona Al-Moji:
The Luxor Festival of African Cinema, in its tenth session, organized an international production workshop led by director Saad Hindawi, over a period of nearly 10 days, with the participation of directors from African countries, including Sudan, Namibia, Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan.
Director Saad Hindawi said in a press statement that the international directing workshop at the Luxor Festival of African Cinema includes a group of filmmakers from several African countries, indicating that he had previously presented this workshop at the festival with international director Haile Grima and Egyptian director Khairy Bishara.
He added that this year the organizers of the festival suggested to him to run the workshop, and he was enthusiastic about the idea, and he formed the workshop and started it 4 days before the start of the festival. Nationalities, way of thinking, and cinematic flair, indicating that filmmakers from Namibia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan and South Sudan participate in the workshop, and 5 directors from Egypt, who are all gathered by talent in his region.
Hindawi continued: He asked the applicants to make a short film of two minutes, with no more than two characters, and filmed in two hours, and in one “location”, the Nile, because all the time it is a lifeline and the cause of life.
Hindawi explained that the workshop does not aim to win prizes for the participants, but the goal is to benefit young people and their comprehensive view of cinema, in addition to making their own film, and the main topic is the interaction between young people from Africa during the days of the workshop.


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