India-Arab Cultural Center Organizes Arab Film Festival

The India-Arab Cultural Center at Jamia, kicked start a three day long Arab Film Festival on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010.

The festival was inaugurated by the Egyptian Ambassador to India, Khaled al Baqly.

Egyptian Ambassador Khaled al Baqly speaking at the Ansari Auditorium, Monday, Oct. 25, 2010. (JJ Photo/Khalid Jaleel)

Ambassador al Baqly is a new arrival to India and this was his first public appearance since he took charge of office.

The ambassador was also joined on stage by the center’s director, Professor Zikrur Rahman and the pro-vice chancellor of Jamia, Professor Rashid.

The opening film of the festival is a critically acclaimed movie titled, Sherzadeh, Tell me a Story,” directed by Yousry Nasrallah (Trailer). The movie deals with the subject of women’s role and male chauvinism in modern day Egypt.

The festival will conclude on Wednesday, Oct. 27, with the screening of a Palestinian movie titled, The Wall.

Films will be screened at the Ansari Auditorium between 09:30 a.m. and 05:30 p.m. For a complete listing and schedule of movies at the festival, refer to the official schedule here: “Arab film festival screening shedule 2010.pdf.”

Scenes from the Event

1. A short video clip of Professor Zikrur Rahman and Ambassador al Baqly addressing the audience. [Link to video.]

About Khalid Jaleel

Khalid Jaleel is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science. He can be reached via email at: khalidj [at]

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