Director Atef Ben Bouzid’s debut film Cairo Jazzman is a captivating political music documentary about the critically acclaimed Cairo Jazz Festival and its founder Amrosalah. Dedicated to the Egyptian people, the film provides a rare insight into the functioning of civil society and astute observation of the struggles and obstacles of everyday life in Cairo. Operating on a non-profit-basis and with limited funding sources, the Cairo Jazz Festival has grown into a unique platform which brings together local and international musicians united in their love for jazz and their desire to share, cultivate, and pass it on to the next generation.
The film will feature appearances by OUM, Naseer Shamma نصير شمه and many more amazing musicians.
This screening is brought to you in collaboration with Al Balad Theater, Al Balad Music Festival – مهرجان موسيقى البلد, Amman Jazz Festival, Arabesques, Beirut & Beyond International Music Festival, D-CAF – Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, The Arab British Centre and WAW Al Balad واو البلد.