AFCOOP FILMMAKER IN RESIDENCE TAREK ABOUAMIN TO GIVE FIRST IN SERIES OF WORKS IN PROGRESS TALKS JANUARY 28th

AFCOOP FILMMAKER IN RESIDENCE TO SHARE HIS FILM WITH HALIFAX

The Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP) is pleased to present Tarek Abouamin as AFCOOP’s first Filmmaker in Residence.

Mr. Abouamin will be giving the first in a series of free public works in progress talks on THURSDAY, JANUARY 28th, at 7 PM in the CBC Radio Room, South park st. entrance of the CBC Radio Building, 5600 Sackville st. In this open talk, entitled “Gawabawat: an archive of family”, Mr. Abouamin will share his creative approach, thoughts and experiences during the envisioning and recent shooting of his documentary short film Gawab. He will also be screening a selection of raw footage from the film.

Mr. Abouamin will follow this talk with two more public presentations in March as he edits and works on Gawab. He will also hold Open Studio sessions for those interested during the month of March.  As a whole, this residency will provide an excellent opportunity for filmmakers and those interested in film to gain valuable insight into the creation of a documentary as it is being made.

ABOUT TAREK ABOUAMIN
Tarek Abouamin is an Egyptian-Nova Scotian filmmaker and professor of film production at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His intensely emotional cinematography has been showcased in award winning films. Abouamin’s various interests have lead to creative explorations in multiple medias: radio, architecture, theatre, and photography. A retrospective presentation of Abouamin’s photography premiered in Egypt at the Cairo Opera House in December 2009.

His current project, the AFCOOP Filmmaker in Residence (FIR) project GAWAB, is a filmic representation of a letter in the form of a short documentary about family, loss, and identity.

ABOUT THE AFCOOP FIR
The aim of the AFCOOP Filmmaker In Residence Program is to provide a filmmaker with the resources and guidance to create a completed work with the support and participation of the community and to involve the community in their filmmaking process.
 

For more details on the Filmmaker in residence program click here.

 

To read the interview with Mr. Abouamin for WORKPRINT, click here.