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A footnote in Ballet History ?


The establishment of the art of classical ballet in Egypt under the auspices of the state during the Cold War is at the heart of an extraordinary saga, narrated here by its first pioneers. Prima ballerina Magda Saleh and fellow dancers recall the founding of the first national ballet school, staffed with Soviet teachers - the early triumphs, collapse and renewed hopes over five decades.

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Information for the Audience: 

For All ages 


Screenings / Awards: 
  • 38th Cairo International Film Festival - Panorama section 
  • Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes - Best documentary section 
  • 2nd New York International Film Festival® - Official Selection
  • 15th Dhaka International Film Festival - Cinema of the World Section 
  • 25th FESPACO 2017 "Pan African Film Festival of Ouagadougou - Documentary Competition
  • 3rd Alexandria Short Film Festival - Special Section
  • 2nd Sunlight International Film Festival - Official Competition
  • 14th Archaeology Channel International Film Festival - Official Competition


Information for theatres: 

Film is aviable for cinema release 

Directed by: 
Hisham Abdel Khalek
Writing credits: 
Hisham Abdel Khalek
Magda Saleh Diane Hakak Aleya Abdel Razek Wadoud Faizy Nadia Habib Reda Sheta Yehia Abdeltawwab Safwat Gerges Nelly Karim
Produced by: 
Hisham Abdel Khalek - France , USA Olivier Delesse - France , USA Saad Bin Mohammed - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Wanny Yazan – Egypt
Music by: 
Remon Sakr
Cinematography by: 
Elliot Storey Steven Tong Ismail El Abrass
Film Editing by: 
Ramy Tadrous
Release Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
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