Today I experienced Amir Ramses's journey with Nadia and Magda Haroun and the very last 10 Jewish ladies living in Egypt which is the second part of his journey with the JEWS of EGYPT عن يهود مصر.
Despite how personal it was to Amir-or maybe because of it- the movie was warm and loving yet very sad and painful. Amir who grew a very personal relationship with the two ladies who were in charge of the Jewish sect in Egypt reflected on such relationship in a film that went on smooth and engaging.
Amir continued in this second part of his journey to introduce us to the Jews in Egypt and how the sect is managed by Magda Haroun and what her fears and concerns are.
The statement of the “dinosaur” made by Magda Haroun was shocking in it’s reality and the fact that all of it is there no more was very sobering.
May the great film-makers like Amir continue to impress us with their art work.
May this country one day be kinder to it’s people.
It is good to stop from time to time and look back, not for memories but to make sure of what made things what they are at every check point, to review the movies you watched, the music you listened to and the books you read. The people you attracted as well as those you were attracted to-not just emotionally- are as well a very important indicator to double check and analyze your stance on each of them and review how this changed. These changes are-to a great extent-you. These changes are very interesting.
So When Ahmed Fouad Negm said أنا لا إتمنيت ولا قلت يا ريت، ولا بعدك عني جعلني سليت he was taking Johann Wolfgang’s “If I love you, what business is it of yours?” to a higher level.