Far From the Nile


Firehouse Cinema Sat, Nov 18 2:00 PM
Q&A with Sherief Elkatsha and Christopher McElroen
Firehouse Cinema Tue, Nov 21 7:00 PM
Q&A with Sherief Elkatsha and Nina Davenport
Cast/Crew Info
Directed by:Sherief Elkatsha
Produced by:Sherief Elkatsha and the american vicarious
Film Info
Series:Special Event
Runtime:98 min
Release Year:2022
Production Country:Egypt, U.S.
Original Language:English, Arabic, Swahili
Series Link:https://firehousecinema.dctvny.org/specialevent


NY Premiere


Q&A Sat Nov 18, 2pm with director Sherief Elkatsha and moderated by Christopher McElroen, Nov 21, 7pm with director Sherief Elkatsha and moderated by Nina Davenport


Filmmaker Sherief Elkatsha follows 12 African musicians from seven countries along the Nile River as they band together in an international coalition to highlight the water conflict along the river they share. As they leave their homes in Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Burundi, and Uganda and embark on a 100-day tour of America’s heartland, the film captures the challenges of collaboration across cultural lines. Despite their vast cultural differences, musical styles, and competing egos, the artists must find ways to create and remain united in their cause.

Featuring the Nile Project Musicians: Mohamed Abozekry (Egypt), Michael Bazibu (Uganda), Nader Elshaer (Egypt), Ibrahim Fanous (Eritrea), Saleeb Fawzy (Upper Egypt), Asia Madani (Sudan), Adel Mekha (Nubia), Kasiva Mutua (Kenya), Ahmed Omar (Eritrea, Ethiopia), Dave Otieno (Kenya), Steven Sogo (Burundi), Selamnesh Zemene (Ethiopia).



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