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Egyptian Contemporary Film Series - Film Thakafi

SFS Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

Washington, DC

Egyptian Contemporary Film Series - Film Thakafi

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Egyptian Contemporary Film Series

Film Thakafi 

In this comedic look at youth disenchantment and deprivation, three friends go through great travails and adventures in the quest to watch a racy film. In the process, they confront their greatest worries and their quashed dreams of leading “normal” lives. The film is a snarky condemnation of the state of gender dynamics in the country and the poverty which suffocates the aspirations of youth, from killing their occupational chances to leaving them without marital prospects. Film Thakafi is an unabashedly masculine look at emasculation in Egyptian society.  

The "Egyptian Contemporary Film Series" is a weekly film series taking place during the Spring 2014 semester at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS). The series will showcase some of the landmark and controversial productions from Egypt since 2000. During this period, Egyptian cinema, the most established and productive film industry in the Arab world, underwent a significant transformation due to factors including privatization, the rise of a new generation of filmmakers, and a burgeoning independent film collective, all of which contributed to an increasingly dynamic cinema. 

Each film will be followed by a brief discussion moderated by Dr. Adel Iskandar. 

For the full list of films, please click here

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Intercultural Center 241, CCAS Boardroom
Georgetown University
Washington, DC 20057

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)


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