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Egyptian Contemporary Film Series - Khalty Faransa

SFS Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)

Egyptian Contemporary Film Series - Khalty Faransa

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Egyptian Contemporary Film Series

Khalty Faransa

Faransa is a troublesome woman who destroys wedding parties and gets involved in most of the fights in her neighborhood. When her sister dies, Faransa must raise her nieces, Batta and Wezza, who are forced to take up her vocation of being a wedding crasher, a scandal-starter, and peace disturber which she gets paid to do. Faransa's services are on sale to the highest bidder when she finds herself embroiled in a battle between politicians. An extremely animated and fast-moving film, Khalty Faransa (My Aunt France) depicts an often under-appreciated and vilified community 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, February 25, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)


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