Dir. Atef Ben Bouzid (Germany/Egypt 2017)
Run Time: 1hour 22mins
8 euro/ 5 concession
Saturday May 26th 3:30 PM
Music is the universal language, the element connecting human beings, regardless where they are from, says Atef Ben Bouzid in his directors statement, accompanying the film. Its the perfect tool to provide a new perspective, to broaden our horizons. Thats the goal of Cairo Jazzman.
But that by no means makes it easy to put on a jazz festival in the Egyptian capital. This political music documentary follows Amr Salah, an Egyptian jazz musician trying to create a new platform for the art he holds so dear; a risky undertaking and one that the MFF can wholeheartedly relate to from our maiden outing in 2016 not only because of his limited experience, but mainly also due to the increasingly intolerant social climate, and closed-shop mentality of local businesses and organizations alike. Which was one of the main deciding factors in us migrating to the more welcoming Amsterdam!
De Kring (View)
Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 7-9 1-high
Amsterdam 1017 RP