CAIRO - 10 June 2019: The Tahrir Cultural Center at the American University in Cairo will host the special screening of "Kilo 64" for director Amir el-Shennawi.
The screening will take place on Wednesday, June 12, and will be followed by a discussion about the film and documentary filmmaking in general; the discussion will be attended by directors Amir el-Shennawi and Amr Salama.
"Kilo 64" is a documentary film that attracted attention in its premiere at the 40th Cairo International Film Festival.
The film revolves around a young pharmacist named Wael, driven by his ambition to shift away from his field of study and move to cultivate the desert, influenced by the spirit of the January Revolution in Egypt. However, the young man faces numerous complexities and obstacles that obstruct his mission.
Shennawi is a director focusing on documentary films. He attained his master's degree in documentary film from London in 2017. Since 2010, the rising director has been working in the field of films. During the past 5 years, he has directed a number of successful documentary films.
In 2015, Shennawi worked as an assistant director in the film "Eshtebak" directed by Mohammed Diab. “Kilo 64” is the first long documentary film for the promising director.