Cairo Jazzman (Feature, 2017)


The Groove of a Megacity
Passionate Amr Salah is an Egyptian jazz composer and musician trying to organise the Cairo Jazz Festival; a risky undertaking, not only because of his limited experience, but mainly also due to the increasingly intolerant social climate. This political music documentary simultaneously paints an atmospheric portrait of the Egyptian capital.

World Premiere at Film Festival Rotterdam 2017 – In German cinemas starting Dec. 20th, 2019

German Press Interview: Die Zeit online
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TV License: EuroArts Music Sales
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Running Time: 82 – Language: English/German/Arabic/French
Format: RED, AVCHD, Surround – Screen ratio: 1:85:1 – Resolution: DCI 2K, 24p

Director & producer: Atef Ben Bouzid – Editor & co-producer: Sebastian Leitner
Main theme by: Adam Lukas – Digital colorist: Mario Seidl – Graphic design: Goillu

Featured musicians: Michelle Rounds, OUM, Nabil Khemir, Soweto Kinch, Naseer Shamma, Arabian Knightz, Carlos Bica & Carsten Daerr, Kaz Okumura Trio