Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc by Director Iman Kamel Screens in 3 European Countries Next Week
From the North to the South West, director Iman Kamel's documentary film Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc goes on an extensive European autumn tour of festivals dedicated to Arab films. The tour begins with Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden (6-10 October), followed by Arabisches Filmfestival TÃ¼bingen in Germany (6-14 October), and the Arab Film Festival in Rotterdam (11-15 October).
The documentary film Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc tells the true stories of resistance by Egyptian women since the outbreak of the revolution in 2011 through mythic story elements, poetic narration and dance. The film is directed by Iman Kamel, and co-produced by Nomad's Home Production (Iman Kamel) and Linked Productions (Talal Al-Muhanna). The film marks Iman's second collaboration with Kuwaiti producer Talal Al-Muhanna.
Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc was nominated for the 2013 Arab-German Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung Foundation in Germany. The film was presented at pitching and co-production forums such as Africa Produce (Tarifa, Spain), and Amiens Screenplay Development Fund (France). It landed its world premiere within the Muhr Feature competition at the Dubai International Film Festival. The Culturist has selected the film as one of the 30 Must Watch films at the 2016 edition of DIFF. Egyptian Jeanne D'Arc also competed within the Plaza 6 Program, which screens films from developing countries, at the Eurasia International Film Festival in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Egyptian filmmaker Iman Kamel holds a Global Master of Arts degree from The Fletcher School at Tufts University in Boston, USA, and followed interdisciplinary studies in art, dance and film at Berlin University of Arts. Since 1995, Kamel has directed five short films including Hologram (2004), which received an award from Euromed. Her debut feature documentary Nomad's Home (2010) received a Special Mention at the Dubai International Film Festival and won the awards for Best Director and Best Cinematography at Cairo's 11th Independent Film Festival. Recently, she won the Award of Iconic Women Creating a Better World for All at the Women Economic Forum in New Delhi today. She was also selected as jury member of the Short Film Competition at the 13th Eurasia International Film Festival 2017.
Screening Times and Locations of Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc (local time)
Malmo Arab Film Festival (Sweden): 9 October, 02:30 PM, PANORA 3
Arabisches Filmfestival TÃ¼bingen (Germany): 13 October, 07:30 PM, Kupferbau HS 24
Arab Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands): 14 October, 06:00 PM, Cinerama Rotterdam