Egyptian Jeanne D'Arc by Iman Kamel Screens at African Diaspora International Film Festival in New York

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Published December 2nd, 2019 - 08:13 GMT
Egyptian Jeanne D'Arc by Iman Kamel Screens at African Diaspora International Film Festival in New York
The film will screen on Thursday, December 12, at 8:00 PM and on Friday, December 13, at 6:00 PM (GMT +5)
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Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc bydirector Iman Kamel is set to screen at the 27th African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) in New York (29 November- 15 December) within the Filmmakers section.

Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc bydirector Iman Kamel is set to screen at the 27th African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) in New York (29 November- 15 December) within the Filmmakers section. It will be followed by a panel discussion titled "Egyptian Cinema Today" between director Iman Kamel and the audience.

The film will screen on Thursday, December 12, at 8:00 PM and on Friday, December 13, at 6:00 PM (GMT +5)

Founded in 1993, African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF), the festival aims to connect films on the black experience, whether in Europe, Latin America or Africa, with all audiences. It also supports the role played by filmmakers from these regions in world cinema.

The documentary film Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc tells the true stories of resistance by Egyptian women since the outbreak of the revolution in 2011 through mythic story elements, poetic narration and dance. The film is directed by Iman Kamel, and co-produced by Nomad's Home Production (Iman Kamel) and Linked Productions (Talal Al-Muhanna). The film marks Iman's second collaboration with Kuwaiti producer Talal Al-Muhanna.

In 2018, Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc screened at many international festivals including Muskat Festival (Oman), Sudan Independent Film Festival, Jounieh International Film Festival, China-women's Film Festival. It also screened in Ramallah movie theatre in Palestine, Cairo Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CILAS), and Netherlands-Flemish institute in Cairo (NVIC).

The film also screened in Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden, the Arab Film Festival in Rotterdam in Germany, and Arabiches Film Festival in Rotterdam. Egyptian Jeanne d'Arc was nominated for the 2013 Arab-German Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung Foundation in Germany. It was presented at pitching and co-production forums such as Africa Produce (Tarifa, Spain), and Amiens Screenplay Development Fund (France). 

It landed its world premiere within the Muhr Feature competition at the Dubai International Film Festival. The Culturist has selected the film as one of the 30 Must Watch films at the 2016 edition of DIFF. Egyptian Jeanne D'Arc also competed within the Plaza 6 Program, which screens films from developing countries, at the Eurasia International Film Festival in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Egyptian filmmaker Iman Kamel holds a Global Master of Arts degree from The Fletcher School at Tufts University in Boston, USA, and followed interdisciplinary studies in art, dance and film at Berlin University of Arts. Since 1995, Kamel has directed five short films including Hologram (2004), which received an award from Euromed. Her debut feature documentary Nomad's Home (2010) received a Special Mention at the Dubai International Film Festival and won the awards for Best Director and Best Cinematography at Cairo's 11th Independent Film Festival. Recently, she won the Award of Iconic Women Creating a Better World for All at the Women Economic Forum in New Delhi today. She was also selected as jury member of the Short Film Competition at the 13th Eurasia International Film Festival 2017.

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