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Sira - Songs of the Crescent Moon

Sira - Songs of the Crescent Moon

Directed by Sandra Gysi/Ahmed Abdel Mohsen. Switzerland, 2011, 73 min.

The Sira is the most important epic poem in the Arab world. For centuries, from generation to generation, its five million verses were passed on orally from one lyricist to the next. Today only one oral performer remains, a 75-year-old illiterate Egyptian; he would love to teach it to his grandson, who, however, is tempted by modernity. A portrait of the contradictions that give life to modern-day Egypt.

Selected by Visions du Réel Nyon.



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