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Sama Waly (Cairo)

08.11. 18:00 – 22:00

09.11. 18:30 – 22:30

Einstein Kultur | Halle 4, Entry on the left

free entrance

Admission possible at any time | Duration 16 minutes | Loop

In English

  • Rollstuhlzugang mit Aufzug

On June 5, 1967,  Israel launches a surprise strike on Egypt, in the early hours of the morning. On that day, Nonna is scheduled to undergo a delicate back surgery at the Armed Forces Hospital in Maadi. The appointment ends up being postponed for an entire year. After two failed operations, her back can no longer carry her body and she spends the remaining 36 years of her life in her bedroom. The only remaining records of Nonna's life are a few voice recordings she made for friends and family. NONNA DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE interweaves this personal story with the narrative of war, taking its viewers to Nonna's  downtown Cairo bedroom.

#Film  #Generations in Exchange  #Politics and History  #Dealing with Illness 

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Direction and Editing Sama Waly Sound Adham Nasr (slim) Performance Eman Hussein


Sama Waly (*1990), is an artist and filmmaker, living and working in Cairo, Egypt. She is currently directing her first feature-length documentary,  “My Father Looks Like Hassan Fathy”. Alongside her practice, she is currently a full-time student, training in several styles of martial arts. She completed her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2017). Upon returning to Cairo, she lectured at Cairo Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2017-18), curated exhibitions, edited and published her writing on various platforms. Her work has been exhibited in various venues in Cairo, Chicago and internationally. Sama received her BA from the American University in Cairo (2012), from the department of Performing & Visual Arts, with a minor in Arab and Islamic Civilization.