SPECIAL SCREENINGS

In collaboration with CNC

This section pays tribute to three pioneers of cinema through a selection of restored films by the ethnographer Jean Rouch and archival footage by the Lumière Brothers.
ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE | LUMIERE BROTHERS
In 1987, Alexandre Promio, employed by the company A. Lumiere et films, placed his cinematograph along the Nile in what was then known geographically as The Turkey of Asia. By doing so, he captured the first images shot in Egypt and Palestine. These ...
AYOROU ARCHITECTS
ARCHITECTES AYOROU

"Architectes Ayorou" explores both the traditional and new architecture of Ayorou, an island on the river Niger in the archipelago of Tillaberi. This short film provides a startling glimpse into Jean Rouch's metho...
Jean Rouch Archives | Hassan Fathy
16mm – Color – Footages partially edited


Shot in collaboration with Zeinab El-Deeb.

A portrait of the renowned Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy, focusing on the traditional techniques of mud architecture and the value in ...