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UKJFF: Egypt, A Love Song

Sunday 12th November 2023 | 6:00 pm 9:00 pm

Egypt, A Love Song
Director Iris Zaki
Runtime: 74mins
Language: Hebrew, Arabic with English subtitles

Plus Q&A with director Iris Zaki

A warm and sensitive insight into the complicated relationship between Jewish and Arab identities and those who are caught in between through marriage and the legacy for future generations. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Iris Zaki (Unsettling, Women in Sink) explores the story of her late paternal grandmother, legendary singer and actress Soad Saki, who was a huge star in her native
Egypt and across the Arab world in the 1940s. With powerful and glamorous archival footage,
Zaki embarks on a remarkable journey with her father Moshe across countries and cultures, to trace the often turbulent and difficult path that her grandmother took to raise her son as a proud Israeli citizen. Judy Ironside