The seventh Cairo Radio and TV Festival will kick off on Monday evening at the Information Production City. The festival will include an opera, A’lam A’rabi Wahed (One Arab World), written by Sayyed Hijab, directed by Mohammed Fadhel and composed by Ammar Al Shiraie’y.
Ali Al Hajjar, Huda Ammar and Ajfan Al Ramir have roles in the opera, which will be followed by the film Ayyam Al Sadat, starring Ahmed Zaki, Mervat Amin and Muna Zaki.
The festival will also honor three prominent late artists and journalists, including Suad Hosni, Abdel Salam Amin and Tamador Tawfiq, and will screen a five-minute film on each of them.
Nearly 840 performances, including 272 radio and 563 TV performances from 20 Arab countries, will be included in the festival. The presenting countries include Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Yemen, the UAE, Mauritania and Djibouti.
The Egyptian daily Al Ahram said that the prizes for this year’s festival amounted to 267,000 pounds, including 42,000 pounds for the best radio and TV program on Jerusalem, a first-time category for competition.
During the inauguration ceremony, the cast of Ayyam Al Sadat, including Ahmed Zaki, Mervat Amin, Muna Zaki, Ahmed Bahjat, Ahmed Al Saqqa and Mohammed Khan will receive awards.
The artist Sanaa Jamil will also receive an award, in addition to Samira Ahmed, Jamil Rateb and six Arab artists, including the Palestinian photographer Talal Abu Rahmeh, Sari Al Asaad from Jordan, Abdel Khaleq Al Mukhtar from Iraq, Muna Wasef and Ayman Zaydan from Syria, and Khaddoujeh Sabri from Libya - Albawaba.com.
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