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Atteyat Al-Abnoudy

Réalisateur/trice, Scénariste, Directeur/trice de festival


Réalisatrice égyptienne.

Parfois créditée sous le nom de
Atiyat El-Abnouni
Atyat Elabnody


« Award-winning Egyptian documentarist Attyat El Abnoudy is one of the few film-makers in the Arab world whose work has been consistently acclaimed in the West. She is widely regarded as the finest exponent of documentary cinema in Egypt and one of the finest Arab film directors alive today. She concentrates upon social issues revolving around the Egyptian, Arab and African underclasses, especially upon the lot of women, a choice of subject matter which has limited her popular appeal and frequently invited the displeasure of Arab governments. Trained as a lawyer, Ms. Abnoudy studied film-making at the Egyptian Film Institute and later at the International Film and Television School in England. The 22 films she has made between 1971 and 1996 have won over 30 international awards. A retrospective of her work, « Humble People’s Film-Maker », has been shown at the Cinemateque of Hamburg and Auxberg Film Festival in German, at the Cinemateque of Bologna in Italy, the Tempere Film Festival in Finland and at the Los Angeles Film and Video Festival in the United States. Ms El Abnoudy has served on the International Jury of the Manheim Film Festival, and has been head of the International Jury Committees of the Oberhausen Film Festival in Germany, the Kélibia Film Festival in Tunisia and as Executive Director of the Second International Documentary Film and Short Subject Festival in Egypt. She was formerly married to Egypt’s leading poet Abdel Rahman El Abnoudy. » – Women Make Movies
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