The screening was a collaboration between Masreya Media, Misr International Films and Zawya Cinema, and it is hoped that it will be followed by further screenings of audio described films each month. It followed a symposium on audio description conducted by Masreya Media as part of the Cairo International Cinema and Arts Festival for Children in March.
“This venture aims to fight the marginalization of visually disabled individuals and increase their integration in society by offering a unique experience to those who are deprived of enjoying cinema like others,” said producer/director Marianne Khoury and co-managing partner of Misr International Films and Zawya cinema. She added that, “Plans are underway to expand our efforts and provide more exhilarating, cinematic experiences to those who yearn for them.”
For more information, see this article from Egypt Independent.
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