Join us and The Middle East Institute, Columbia Univeresity for the film screening of "In the Last Days of the City". After the film screening we will have Q&A session with Director of the film, Tamer El Said. Our Faculty Fellow, Marc Michael will be moderating the Q&A
About the film:
A documentary filmmaker in Cairo is having difficulty finishing his film, so his friends send him footage from the cities they live in: Baghdad, Beirut, and Berlin.
Tamer El Said is a filmmaker and producer living between Berlin and Cairo where he was born in 1972. He studied filmmaking and journalism and went on to make many documentaries and short films that received several international and local awards. He was also teaching at the High Cinema Institute in Cairo between 1999 and 2003. In 2002, he took on the role of Senior Producer and Artistic Consultant for Nile Productions, moving across to Hot Spot Films in Dubai in 2003. His time as Senior Producer at Hot Spot saw the company expanded dramatically, producing 250 documentaries in 58 countries, and winning several international awards. Tamer founded Zero Production in 2007 to produce independent films. Through Zero Production, he produced and co-produced 8 films between features, documentaries and shorts. He is also a founder of Cimatheque - Alternative Film Centre in Egypt, a multi purpose space that provides facilities, training and programing for the independent filmmaking community. His first feature length film, In the Last Days of the City, was premiered in the Berlinale 2016 where it received the Caligari Film Prize. The film has been invited to over 140 festivals worldwide receiving more than a dozen of international awards from France, Germany, USA, Italy, Poland, Russia, Argentina and Turkey. The film has been released theatrically in 10 countries but it was banned in Egypt. El Said was also mentoring workshops in many international film and art spaces including Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London. School of the Art Institute in Chicago (SAIC) and Silent Green in Berlin.
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