Seventh Neighbor TV series by directors Ayten Amin, Nadine Khan and Heba Yousry is going to conclude its second season on Wednesday, while continuing to attract the audience attention by reaching enormous YouTube views and raising controversial discussions on different social media platforms.
Only two weeks after being aired on Al Youm and CBC Drama TV channels, Seventh Neighborreached over 130 million views on YouTube. On social media platforms, especially Facebook, the audiences raved about the series and its authenticity in portraying the social traditions that are prevalent in every Egyptian home. The last episode of season two of Seventh Neighbor air at 06:00 pm on Alyoum channel and at 07:00 pm on CBC Drama.
Seventh Neighbor is the first 60-episode series to air outside of the Ramadan season, and to be directed by three young female directors: Ayten Amin, Nadine Khan and Heba Yousry and written by Heba Yousry. The series is co-produced by The Producers and Film Clinic.
Seventh Neighbor is a social drama that touches on family issues of a group of neighbors who live in the same apartment building in Heliopolis. Through a number of intertwined stories, the series follows the main characters' secrets behind the closed doors, in contrast to what they show of great happiness, and tracks the social problems they face and difficult choices they have to make alongside the contradictions in what they show in behavior inside their homes and outside.
The TV series stars Dalal Abdel Aziz, Shereen, salient star Osama Abbas, Hani Adel, Nicolas Mouawad, Hedi Karam, Mahmoud El-Bezzawy, Safaa Galal, Mohamed Alaa, Sara Abdel Rahman, Fadwa Abed, Ahmed Daash, Rahma Hassan, Nessrin Talaat, Mahmoud Ellithy andDoaa Hegazy.
Young director Ayten Amin had a previous experience as a co-director in the documentary film Tahrir 2011: The Good, The Bad, and The Politician along with Amr Salama and Tamer Ezzat. In three chapters, each director presented a different side of the Egyptian Revolution. Amin's feature film Villa 69, starring Khaled Abol Naga and Arwa Gouda, received the Special Jury Award for a Film from the Arab World within the New Horizon Competition at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
Nadine Khan started her career as a co-director with director Youssry Nasrallah, then her father, the great late director Mohamed Khan in Banat West El Balad. Her feature debut Harag W' Marag (Chaos, Disorder) (2012) received eight awards at several film festivals including the Special Jury Award at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).
Heba Yousry is a director and actress who studied Filmmaking at the Higher Institute of Cinema. Shortly afterwards, she wrote, directed and starred in her film Another Passion which screened at the Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (FIPA) in France. Yousry's feature documentary Settou Zad, My First Passion landed its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). The film narrates the life story of her grandmother, the salient singerShahrazade, from her own point of view. Heba Yousry has previously co-directed the TV sit-com Tamer w Shawkeya. Heba also starred in Ayten Amin's Villa 69, Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl and Ma'moun Wa Shorakah series.