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Germany: 10th Arab Film Festival kicks off in Berlin

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April 4, 2019 at 00:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

The 10th anniversary edition of the Arabic Film Festival (ALFILM) kicked off in Berlin on Wednesday.

The festival opened with the 2018 Cannes-surprise film 'Yomeddine' ['Judgment Day' from Arabic] made by the Egyptian director Abu Bakr Shawky.

"It was my student graduation film,' director Abu Bakr Shawky said, adding that they 'wanted to make a road movie that shows Egypt in a different light."

"There is a lot of really great Arab films, specifically independent films, that need more places to be shown at out here. So, it means a lot to me to be here," Shawky said during the opening ceremony.

The festival will run until April 10, with 15 films created by Egyptian, Algerian, Lebanese, Syrian, Qatari and Tunisian moviemakers.

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The 10th anniversary edition of the Arabic Film Festival (ALFILM) kicked off in Berlin on Wednesday.

The festival opened with the 2018 Cannes-surprise film 'Yomeddine' ['Judgment Day' from Arabic] made by the Egyptian director Abu Bakr Shawky.

"It was my student graduation film,' director Abu Bakr Shawky said, adding that they 'wanted to make a road movie that shows Egypt in a different light."

"There is a lot of really great Arab films, specifically independent films, that need more places to be shown at out here. So, it means a lot to me to be here," Shawky said during the opening ceremony.

The festival will run until April 10, with 15 films created by Egyptian, Algerian, Lebanese, Syrian, Qatari and Tunisian moviemakers.

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