You, Waguih

A film by Namir Abdel Messeeh 

29 min. / documentary / 2005
Produced by Alter Ego

with production support from the Fondation Vevey Ville d’Images, the Region of Centre, the CNC (National Center for Cinema and the Moving Image), Procirep-Angoa and Unifrance

In 1959, in Egypt, several thousand communists were arrested and sent to prison camps. Among these prisoners was Waguih, my father. Waguih was released in 1964. He was 29, my age today. It’s a topic that we little discussed together. Simply because he doesn’t talk much about himself. I’ve inherited this modesty, but today I want him to talk. I want us to speak to each other.



Festival Selections :
Rencontres du Moyen Métrage de Brive – 2005
– Grand prix
Festival Un poing c’est court – Vaux-en-Velin – 2006
– Prix du Jury
Rencontres du Cinéma Européen de Vannes – 2006
– Prix de la compétition documentaire
8ème Biennale des Cinémas Arabes – Paris – 2006
– Mention spéciale du Jury
Festival du film court en plein air de Grenoble – 2006
– Prix spécial du Jury
Festival Images Citoyennes de Liège – 2006
– Prix “Coup de cœur”
Festival du Court Métrage d’Oberhausen – Germany – 2006
– Prix du Jury

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