Film still from “Cairo Jazzman”

Film still from “Cairo Jazzman”


Cairo Jazzman – The Groove of a Megacity

Film by Atef Ben-Bouzid
DE, 2017

Amr Salah is an Egyptian jazz composer and musician trying to organise the Cairo Jazz Festival; a risky undertaking, not only because of his limited experience, but mainly also due to the increasingly intolerant social climate. “Jazz is more than just a style of music”, says Amr Salah. “It’s about freedom.” This political music documentary simultaneously paints an atmospheric portrait of the Egyptian capital.

  • 58 min
  • In Arabic with English subtitles

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Cairo Jazzman