Egyptian film week launches in Taiz [Archives:2007/1039/Local News]

April 5 2007

TAIZ, April 1 ) Celebrating 10 years since its establishment, Al-Sa'eed Foundation for Science and Culture, in collaboration with the Egyptian Embassy in Sana'a, last Sunday evening launched activities for Egyptian Film Week consisting of seven historical and cultural films by senior writers, actors and directors.

Films to be screened are: Najeeb Mahfouz's “Between the Two Palaces” (“Bayn Al-Qasrayn”), “The Land” (“Al-Ardh”), “A VIP's Wife” (“Zawjat Rajul Muhim”), “The Embassy in the Building” (“Al-Safarah fi Al-Imarah”), “Against the Government” (“Dhidd Al-Hukumah”), “Al-KitKat” and “Al-Nassar Salah Addin.”

Within the framework of the program, two exhibitions for youth painters also were launched. Young painter Rayan Al-Shaibani's works deal with women's situations and the local reality, while Syrian artist Fatima Hassan's paintings deal with the Palestinian issue and human sufferings.

Egyptian expert Najwa Ibrahim, as well as the cultural attache at the Egyptian Embassy in Sana'a, both the Taiz governor and the deputy governor and numerous other interested individuals attended the launch ceremony.

On behalf of Hayel Sa'eed Anam group of companies, Ali Mohammed Sa'eed gave a speech welcoming the Egyptian guests and mentioning the brotherly relations between Yemen and Egypt.