Those People of the Nile

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Those People of the Nile

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Those People of the Nile

Release Date: January 16, 1972

Year    :   1972
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Kayrofilm Egypt, Aswan, Egypt, Mosfilm
Director    :   Youssef Chahine
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Hassan Fou, Nicolai Vikroski
RunTime    :   109 mins.

The construction of the Aswan dam as seen by those who took part in it: engineers and workers, Egyptians and Soviets. Beginning with the day the waters of the Nile were diverted, Chahine shows how individual concerns sometimes outweigh the myth surrounding a collective undertaking. The first Egyptian-Soviet co-production was shown to its two sponsor governments in 1968, inspiring considerable displeasure. Re-editing was demanded; along with newly shot sequences using actors. Consequently, the film was not shown until 1972.




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