Independent films from Egyptian filmmakers will be made available through Zawya Cinema to ensure more visibility for this market.
Zawya Cinema, in parallel with the suspension of its activities indefinitely, has launched a “Watch and Stay at Home” initiative to encourage and support people during this period of social isolation.
As part of the initiative, Zawya Cinema has announced the availability of independent films, especially documentaries, for audiences to watch online for free.
One of the films available to watch is Gai el-Zaman directed by Dina Hamza. The film will be available to view until April 1. The film mainly revolves around the director’s feelings of loneliness especially after the demise of her late father in 2010. These feelings of loneliness and unease were vicious enough to give the grieving director nightmares and suicidal thoughts.
Furthermore, Zawya’s initiative included the screening of the documentary films Meel Ya Ghazeel directed by Eliane el-Raheb and Ya Omri directed by Hadi Zakkak, whose period of viewing ended March 24.
In addition, director Ahmed Rashwan announced on his official account on Facebook that three of his films are made available for free viewing on Vimeo: Basra, Gowa el-Bashar and Mawlod Fe January 25.
Moreover, director Saad Hindawi announced the availability of his film Doaa Aziza, which had its international premiere at the Dubai Festival.