Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: Misty Copeland Series 'I Will What I Want' Directed by Sheldon Candis ('Luv') Watch: Misty Copeland Series 'I Will What I Want' Directed by Sheldon Candis ('Luv') OWN Will Explore One of America's Most Exclusive & Historically Significant African American Beach Communities in 'Sag Harbor' OWN Will Explore One of America's Most Exclusive & Historically Significant African American Beach Communities in 'Sag Harbor' Teaser for 'Jurassic World' (4th Movie in Mega Franchise) Surfaces Teaser for 'Jurassic World' (4th Movie in Mega Franchise) Surfaces Watch Trailer For Controversial Artist Kara Walker’s Film ‘An Audience’ Watch Trailer For Controversial Artist Kara Walker’s Film ‘An Audience’ Interview: Head Writer Robin Thede on How 'The Nightly Show w/Larry Wilmore' Provides What Late Night TV is Missing Interview: Head Writer Robin Thede on How 'The Nightly Show w/Larry Wilmore' Provides What Late Night TV is Missing Watch Trailer for 'Storms of Carnage: The Black Panther Unleashed Part 2' (A Fan-Made Film) Watch Trailer for 'Storms of Carnage: The Black Panther Unleashed Part 2' (A Fan-Made Film) Rumorville - This Actor Just May Be in Contention to Play Apocalypse in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Rumorville - This Actor Just May Be in Contention to Play Apocalypse in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' 'The Queen Latifah Show' Has Been Canceled After 2 Seasons 'The Queen Latifah Show' Has Been Canceled After 2 Seasons Watch Uncomfortable Interview Bill Cosby Gave to AP on Rape Allegations Watch Uncomfortable Interview Bill Cosby Gave to AP on Rape Allegations  Toni Morrison Breaks Down Race as a Social Construct to Stephen Colbert Toni Morrison Breaks Down Race as a Social Construct to Stephen Colbert Viola Davis, Phylicia Rashad, Laurence Fishburne Will Celebrate August Wilson in PBS Special Viola Davis, Phylicia Rashad, Laurence Fishburne Will Celebrate August Wilson in PBS Special Review: 'Seasons of Love' Might Be Yet Another Train Wreck of a Ratings Bonanza for Lifetime Review: 'Seasons of Love' Might Be Yet Another Train Wreck of a Ratings Bonanza for Lifetime White People Don't Get It Because They Never Had to White People Don't Get It Because They Never Had to Taraji P. Henson Executive Produces Indie ‘Seasons of Love’ (Appears Alongside Gladys Knight, LeToya Luckett) Taraji P. Henson Executive Produces Indie ‘Seasons of Love’ (Appears Alongside Gladys Knight, LeToya Luckett) Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Co-Screenwriter of 'Noah' Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film Co-Screenwriter of 'Noah' Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Egypt: Magy Morgan's Feature Film Debut 'Asham' Opens w/ A Splash (Trailer)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 28, 2013 at 11:42AM

Said to be making a splash in Egypt currently, where it opened in theaters last week is Magy Morgan's drama Asham, the director's fictional feature film debut, after making several documentaries.
0
Asham

Said to be making a splash in Egypt currently, where it opened in theaters last week is Magy Morgan's drama Asham, the director's fictional feature film debut, after making several documentaries.

Asham follows various interconnected stories centered on different characters in search of hope and happiness, while dealing with despair, set against the backdrop of the bustling city they call home: Cairo.

Shot between Cairo and Alexandria, the film, which aims for a naturalistic ambiance (makes sense, since the director works primarily in documentaries), relied heavily on rehearsals and improvisation sessions with the actors in advance of shooting in order to create the characters, and during filming as well. It's set in a variety of locations, including streets, coffee shops, and bars, which reportedly led to some technical issues, and in some cases, unscheduled daily production changes.

"In Egypt, we often work in spite of the system, not because of it," Morgan writes in a press release about the film. "The one thing that works for us is the presence in Egypt now of a supportive, independent film scene."

Director Mohamed Khan and theatre director Mahmoud El-Lozy star in the film which also features newcomers in Amina Khalil, Salma Salem, Seif El-Aswany, Shady Habashy, Marwa Tharwat, Mona El Shimi, Mina El-Naggar, Naglaa Younes, Noha El-Khouly, Hany Eskandar and Hany Seif.

Asham previously traveled the international film festival circuit, including the third Tribeca Film Festival in Doha in October 2011, where it received lots of critical acclaim as "a unique film experience for the writer and director."

The film is produced by Film Clinic.

No word on whether it'll travel.

Here's it's trailer:

This article is related to: Magy Morgan, Egypt


Shadow & ActNewsletter