2013 35 Ismailia International FF

Nicolas Khoury – Al Hara @ismailiafilm #Ismailia_Festival

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Nicolas Khoury, Director, Al Hara.

Festival Section: Short Documentary Competition.

Al Hara is a fantastic film debut from Lebanese director Nicolas Khoury. The subject of this short movie is Isabelle, an elderly lady left behind by her brothers and sisters who immigrate, starting new lives elsewhere. In the mean time, Isabelle remains in the family home choosing to sacrifice her life to look after her ageing parents. FRED speaks to the director about how he came across the endearing Isabelle and how he got her to engage in the filmmaking process.

Reporter: Amanny Mohamed.

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