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[Free] Egyptian film “Microphone” + Q&A session

  • Mar 7, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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The Dash Café presents the first of two special events in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, to mark their new focus on the countries of the southern and eastern Mediterranean including Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia.

A free screening of celebrated Egyptian film “Microphone”.

When Khaled (Khaled Abol Naga) returns to his native Alexandria after years of travel he finds a much-changed city. Khaled tries to restore ties with both his father and his former lover but soon realises that his efforts are in vain. While walking the streets of Alexandria, he stumbles across the underground art scene with its street musicians, skateboarders and graffiti artists. It’s not long before their story intertwines with Khaled’s and he discovers himself once again through the world of art and music.

“Microphone” is the second feature film by Egyptian film director, editor and screen writer Ahmad Abdalla. The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2010 and has since received many international awards including the Golden Tulip from the Istanbul International Film Festival in 2011, the Best Arabic-language film Award from the Cairo International Film Festival  2010 and the Tanit d'Or from Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage 2010.

"Thought-provoking … an insight into the life of Alexandrian youth struggling to sing, perform and create art without the support and approval of the state.  … the film has a great and varied soundtrack of rap, hip-hop, rock and oriental vibes.” – Arab British Centre

“Microphone is a bold and often engagingly freewheeling attempt to focus on modern-day subculture in Alexandria, looking at how young rappers, rockers and graffiti artists live alongside the more traditional aspects of this bustling Egyptian city.” – ScreenDaily

Please join us for a screening and Q&A session with the director on Thursday 7th March at 6:30pm in the EBRD’s Auditorium.

Please also feel free to join us for welcoming drinks from 5:30pm in the EBRD foyer.

Admission is free, but audience members MUST email ahead to go on the guest list: email [masked]

Please note all guests are required to bring a form of ID with them and may be subject to random bag searches.


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  • Mehdi

    I liked the movie and it was great meeting friends and seeing new faces. Thank you Marouen for sharing this event.

    March 9, 2013

  • Ahmed

    I'm running very late, I'm not going to make it on time :(

    March 7, 2013

  • AAB

    I did send email :)

    March 7, 2013

  • Rajaee

    Will be late

    March 7, 2013

  • Marouen

    By registered I meant in THEIR guest list for tonight.

    March 7, 2013

  • Marouen

    Anyone can join but if you are not registered with then they will not let you in. Remember it is a bank.

    March 7, 2013

  • AAB

    Can I join Marwan??

    I am close by :) 10 mins away

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Likewise I'm snowed under with massive deadlines at work gotta pull a late one so won't be able to make it regrettably

    March 7, 2013

  • Hind

    I am really sorry, but I can't make it today :(
    I'll finish work a bit late...
    Hope u guys enjoy it!
    See you next time insh'Allah

    March 7, 2013

  • ♡Nola♡

    Sorry wont be able to make it

    March 7, 2013

  • Rami E.

    Really Sorry I can't make it. something has turned up.

    March 6, 2013

  • Marouen

    This is a quick reminder of the event of this Thursday March 7th.

    Remember that you need to confirm your attendance by sending an email to location and bring your ID with you the day of the event. This has to be done before End of Business today.

    If you no longer can come please update your RSVP please.

    March 5, 2013

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