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Documentary, dir. by Francka Mouloudi
US, 2007, 49 mins  

The film is an interview with the first (and only) Arab Nobel Laureate for Literature, Naguib Mahfouz. Half blind, deaf, and crippled by a recent assassination attempt, 88-year-old Mahfouz recounts his life – his childhood and love of literature, Cairo and the evolution of Egypt, Islamic fundamentalism and the role of women in culture. A fascinating look at one of the giants of modern Arab literature.

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