Egyptian film on Down Syndrome to participate in Meknes festival
CAIRO – 21 December 2018: The organizers of Meknes International Youth Film Festival announced on Wednesday nominating “My name is Nour”, an Egyptian documentary addressing Down Syndrome, to participate in the ninth edition of the festival, MENA reported.
Morocco’s Meknes festival is set to take place from February 20 to 24, 2019.
Haitham Abdel Hamid, the documentary film’s director, said in a press statement that his film will take part in the official competition of the festival, which will be held this year under the theme “Cinema and Migration.”
He added that this would be the third international participation of the film after taking part in the 14th Kazan Muslim Film Festival in Russia, the 37th edition of the URTI festival in France. In addition, the film won the Martine Filippi Award.
“My Name is Nour” which is about 14 minutes long tells the story of a girl with Down syndrome, who was able to break all the barriers and rebel against the views of the community, Abdel Hamid explained, adding that Nour also managed to win six sport medals.