9th Annual Victoria International Jewish Film Festival

Egypt A Love Song

Expired October 23, 2023 6:45 AM
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Director Iris Zaki embarks on an intimate journey with her father, exploring the extraordinary story of her legendary, Egyptian singer grandmother Souad Zaki, a famous Jewish Arabic singer in 1940s Egypt. Zaki had starred in films alongside Umm Kulthum and became famous all over the Arab world. She married a renowned Muslim musician – Mohamed Elakkad, with whom she had a son. After Mohammed abandoned her with their child, Souad fled to Israel, where she was consigned to live a poor life. Souad’s granddaughter, Iris Zaki, brings her tempestuous story to life in a sweeping project that crosses cultures, religions and cinematic form.

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    75 minutes
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    Iris Zaki