Honoring Rajaa Al-Jeddawi at the opening of the Ismailia International Documentary and Short Films
The Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentary and Short Films, which is held by the National Film Center headed by the scriptwriter "Mohamed Al-Basousy", whose 22nd session will start under the chairmanship of film critic Essam Zakaria next Wednesday and will continue until June 22 in the city of Ismailia, decided to honor the name of the artist, Rajaa Al-Jeddawi, as the daughter of Ismailia and the owner of an honorable film credit.
Scriptwriter Mohamed Al-Basousy, head of the National Center, said: Our choice to honor the late artist, “Raja Al-Jeddawi” at the Ismailia Festival for Documentary and Short Films, stems from two reasons. The first is that she is honored in her hometown, as she is one of the most prominent sons of Ismailia, and the second reason is that she has a long artistic balance of artwork between cinema and drama. The number of her performances exceeded 300, and her roles varied in space and form, and her daughter, Amira Mukhtar, would receive her honorary shield during the opening ceremony.
Critic Essam Zakaria, head of the festival, said: Honoring the artist, Rajaa Al-Jeddawi, is a well-deserved honor, as she has a long, distinguished, and also diverse artistic career, and her beginning was on the cinema screen, through the movie “Doaa Al-Karwan” based on a story by the Dean of Arabic literature, Taha Hussein, and in front of Faten Hamama and Ahmed Mazhar, and the next important experience was in the movie "Rumor of Love" with Omar Sharif, Youssef Wehbe and Souad Hosni, and then her works continued, including "The Dawn Visitor", "I Wish I Didn't Know Love", "A Dinner Date", "Bareq Ayoun" and "Hadwa Masriya" And “days in halal”, “mud”, “the price of alienation”, “the scorpion”, “the doorman’s house”, “I am not with them”, “cousins” and “from 30 years old” and “staying up nights” and You are my life", "Cultural Film" and "Taymour and Shafiqa".
It is noteworthy that the Ismailia Festival is held annually by the National Film Center in Ismailia Governorate, and it is held this year with all preventive and precautionary measures taken to maintain the security and safety of our guests and all participants in the festival..The Ismailia Festival is one of the oldest festivals in the Arab world and the first Arab festival that specializes in documentaries The short course, which started its first course in 1991