Cairo International Film Festival

Raed Alsemari #CIFF41

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From Saudi Arabia, one of the 2019 Arab Stars of Tomorrow.

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  1. PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews director Raed Alsemari.

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An interview film filmmaker Raed Alsemari, from Saudi Arabia, who was selected as one of the talents for the Arab Stars of Tomorrow showcase at the 2019 Cairo International Film Festival, curated by Screen International. Alsemari also recently directed Dunya’s Day, which has been shortlisted for the Academy Awards live action short film category, following its success at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. In this interview we talk about this film as well as his personal motivation for becoming a filmmaker and a snapshot of the nascent film industry of Saudi Arabia.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Raed Alsemari
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Festival section
    Arab Stars of Tomorrow
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