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Live: The second edition of El Gouna Film Festival kicks off

Thu, Sep. 20, 2018
CAIRO - 20 September 2018: The second edition of el gouna film festival kicked off few minutes ago.

The festival started with the song ‘’ El Alam Gouna’’ ( The World is Gouna) sang by a notable group of cinema stars such as Yousra, Asser Yassin, Jamila Awad, Ahmed Malek, Ahmed Dawoud, Chico, Hesham Maged, Mona Zaki, Yamine Raies, Dina Al Sherbiny, Sherif Mounir, Tamer Habib and Menna Shalaby among other.

Then the star presenter Raya Abi Rashed appeared on stage. ‘’ When I was young I used to love cinema to escape from reality, when I grow up I realized that cinema is the most effective tool to face the reality’’ recounted Aby Rashed.

After Abi Rashed started to move between the festival celebrities and praised them such as yousra, Adel Emam, Samira Saeed, Nadia al Gendy, Lebleba.

‘’As the song said the world is Gouna, we want also through this festival to send a message to the whole world that the world is Egypt’’ recounted the minister of Tourism Rania El Mashaat.

Red Sea Governor Ahmed Abdallah said that there are a lot of benefits to the festival the most important is that it drove people who didn’t visit el Gouna before to come and see it and enjoy its dazzling beauty.

‘’ I wish to have more festivals in Gouna and I ask Mr Samih Sawiris to organise a music festival in El gouna’’ recounted the minister of culture Ines Abdel Dayem.
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