Screening: Egyptian Hit Film "El Gezira / The Island"

Tue, February 3, 2009 7:00 pm at Tribeca Cinemas

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Alwan for the Arts and 3rd i NY Collaborative Monthly Film Series present

El Gezira / The Island

Tuesday, February 3, 2008 @ 7:00 PM

Tribeca Cinemas
Tickets: $10
Advance Tix Link:

About the Film:

(Sherif Arafa/ Egypt / 2007 / 92 mins / 35mm / Arabic with English ST)

*Chosen as Egypt’s Submission to the 2009 Foreign Language Oscars*

One of Egypt's two biggest commercial successes of 2008, this dramatic thriller revolves around a community of drug lords and the political conflict that results when the government intervenes. The film topped the National Festival for Cinema Awards, the Egyptian equivalent of the Oscars, including best actor and best actress.
*Print Courtesy of the Egyptian Consulate, New York*

About the Presenting Organizations:
3rd i New York's monthly film and music salon designed by local filmmakers and experimental djs showcases the works of independent filmmakers of South Asian descent and local djs, musicians and electronica artists. Providing alternative forums for South Asian filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion. See for more information.

Alwan for the Arts serves the Arab community and educates the broader public by showcasing a range of cultural events, thereby enriching the cross- cultural and artistic encounter. Alwan is committed to maintaining a space for reflection, dialogue, and growth in the arts and cultures of the peoples of the Middle East, North Africa, and the diaspora. Alwan organizes film festivals and screenings, book/poetry readings and signings, lectures and conferences, art exhibits, musical and theatrical performances, and language and literature classes. In 2003, Alwan established a center in lower Manhattan which provides a physical base for its diverse cultural activities. See
3rd i NY & Alwan Collaborative Monthly Screening Series are made
possible in part through support from The Fund for Creative Creative
Communities administered through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Last updated: 2009-01-29 14:11:35

El Gezira
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