Sunday, March 30, 2014

Those People of the Nile [الناس و النيل] (dir: Youssef Chahine) - (1972)

Those People of the Nile [الناس و النيل al-nas wal-nil] (dir: Youssef Chahine) - (1972) Egyptian film poster

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed to promote the 1972 105-minute Youssef Chahine color film Those People of the Nile [الناس و النيل al-nas wal-nil]) based on story, screenplay and dialogue by Hassan Faoud and Nicolai Vigorovosky and cinematography by Yu-Lan Chen, Aleksandre Shelenkov and Abdel Aziz Fahmy. Plot summary: This film dramatizes the construction of the Aswan Dam in Egypt, a joint Russian-Egyptian project completed in 1971. When the film was completed in 1968 it was banned by both governments because of political issues and not cleared for official release until 1972 after some of the scenes had been filmed again. The film portrays the personal conflicts of displaced Russian workers and the displeasure of some Egyptian workers and local residents because of the impact of the diversion of the Nile.

Cast and crew: Youssef Chahine, Abdelmaig Baraka, Ezzat El Alaili, Tewfik El Dekn, Seif El Dine, Inna Fyodorova, Imad Hamdi, Soad Hosny, Hocine Ismael, Vladimir Ivashov, Yuri Kamomyj, Valentina Kutsenko, Mabrouka, Zouzou Mady, Mohamed Morshed, Madiha Salem, Igor Vladimirov, Svetlana Zhgun, Salah Zulfikar, Abdel Aziz Fahmy, Aleksandr Shelenkov, Yu-Lan Chen, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Alia Abdel Moneim, Fatma Emara, Valeria Ivashokov, Diwari Kamiruni, Yuri Cameroni

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