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.

Film still from “Cairo Jazzman”

Film still from “Cairo Jazzman”

  • 58 min
  • In Arabic with English subtitles

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