Screening: 3rd i Presents: Lust (Al-Shooq) by Khaled El Hagar. Egypt/France. 2011. 130 min.

Thu, February 21, 2013 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Lust (Al-Shooq) by Khaled El Hagar. Egypt/France. 2011. 130 min.

Doors Open at 6:30 P.M.

Tickets: $10 at the door ($5 for Students, Seniors, & Alwan members)

Lust takes us into the lives of the inhabitants of a marginalized street in Alexandria, Egypt, before the revolution. Each character is isolated in their fierce yet fragile dreams, including Umm Shooq, who has deserted her wealthy family to marry the man she loves. She has settled into a life of poverty when an unexpected challenge forces her to make the most difficult decision of her life. Egyptian-born director Khaled El Hagar honed his skills as a young man working as the assistant director to the great Egyptian director Youssef Chahine; his dramatic, daring work – often censored in Egypt – shows this legacy while also establishing El Hagar as one of the most important Egyptian filmmakers today.

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Multi award winning Egyptian film director, Khaled El Hagar is one of Egypt's most talented emerging international directors. He studied law at Cairo University and has worked in film since 1985. His first short film, You Are My Life (1985), won best film award at the Oberhausen Festival. He then completed a graduate degree at the National Film and Television School. He moved to Birmingham, UK, in the 1990s. Lust is his sixth feature film, preceded by None But That! (2006), Love of Girls (2004), Red Sky at Night (2003), Room to Rent (2000), and Little Dreams (1994)

About 3rd i NY

3rd I New York’s monthly film/video/media salon is designed by local filmmakers and cultural producers to showcase the works of independent media makers of South Asian, Central Asian, and Arab descent. Providing alternative forums for these filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work and whose cultures and histories are often demonized or misrepresented in mainstream media, not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion.

Our Sponsors

3rdi NY Film Programming is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, both in partnership with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Alwan for the Arts hosts our monthly screenings series. We are thankful to the SINGH Foundation for acting as our fiscal sponsor.


Alwan's programs are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA) and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.

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