Last month, the Institute Of The Arab World in Paris has launched the 1st edition of Arab Film Festival. Presided by the Palestinian actress Hiam Abbas, the 1st edition of the festival has presented 70 Arabian films across several genres. The jury has been composed of Egyptian producer Mohamed Hefzy, Moroccan director Faouzi Bensaïdi and Saudi actress Fatima Al-Banawi.
It’s announced that the Egyptian documentary ElNaht Fel Zaman (Sculpting in time) wins the jury award. The short movie is a cooperation between the director Youssef Naser and Red Star Production. It focuses on life of the Egyptian artist Nagy Shaker, his career life that lasted for more than 50 years, and his inspiring artistic journey.
Dr. Nagy Shaker is the founder of puppet shows in Egypt. He’s designed the puppets for the famous Egyptian operetta El Leila El Kebira. He’s graduated from Faculty Of Fine Arts, and through his life he’s added a lot to art field; as a film-maker, set designer and of course as a puppet maker.
Dr. Nagy is someone all artists look up to, he’s a role model and unique artist that comes once in a life time. We send our congratulations to the director Youssef Nasser and all the team that worked on the documentary!