release date March 03 2023
FROM MEIR, TO MEIR holds full-house screening at Opera Cinema Club
Maggie Morgan’s documentary film FROM MEIR, TO MEIR had a booming full-house screening at the Opera Cinema Club on Tuesday, February 28th, that was followed by an engaging Q&A session with the film’s director.
The movie received much praise from the audience and critics in attendance, adding to all the critical acclaim it has received since its release. In a post on his Facebook page, Egyptian film director Yousry Nasrallah lauded the film saying: "Maggie Morgan's FROM MIER, TO MIER is such a wonderful film! It's difficult to describe a country's pain and resilience in such pleasantness and beauty, but Maggie did it."
The film previously won the NUT Award for Best Egyptian Film Supporting Women's Work at the fifth Aswan International Women's Film Festival, as well as the Jury Award for Best Documentary Film Over 15 Minutes at The National Egyptian Film Festival.
Set in Upper Egypt in the village of Meir, Egyptian filmmaker Morgan interviews various villagers over the course of twelve years.
During these interviews, she discovers the world's beauty and complexities, which her grandmother is completely fascinated by.
On a further note, FROM MEIR, TO MEIR is now available for streaming on Netflix.
Morgan directed and wrote FROM MEIR, TO MEIR, which was shot by Zaki Aref and Shady Fikry and edited by Bassem Labib.
The film also stars Nasser Loza, Shahira Loza, Romany Abdeltawab, and Samir El-Qommos and is produced by The Pianola. Meanwhile, MAD Solutions manages the distribution worldwide.
Morgan was born in Alexandria and attended the American University in Cairo (AUC), where she now teaches film studies.
In 2002, she directed her first documentary, THE PICTURE. Then, her medium-length feature FROM WITHIN: HER STORIES was shown at a number of film festivals, and her documentary EGYPT IN MAIR'S EYES aired on MBC's Al-Arabiya Channel in 2009.
In 2012, Morgan made her feature-length directorial debut with ASHAM, which also served as her first screenwriting experience.
The film went on to win awards for Best Director and Best Editor at the Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden in 2013, as well as a Special Jury Mention at the Festival International des Films D'Orient in Geneva.