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AIDA AT BAR
 During the 'Backstory' Film Residency, Aida worked on “The Day i Ate the Fish”, a Feature documentary that appropriates the principles of an essay film, as it launches an expanded investigation of a collective case of four women currently serving prison sentences for murdering their husbands. As variant as they are, the cases reflect a common narrative of human suffering and ethical dilemmas, which pushes us to question basic notions of human interactions, crime  punishment and justice within our state apparatus.

 Still from 'Rhapsody in Autumn', 2009

Still from 'Rhapsody in Autumn', 2009

Aida El Kashef
Dates of residency:
 May 29 - July 30
Born: 1988
Lives and works: Cairo, Egypt
URL: https://vimeo.com/user6228623
Education: 
2009 B.A Film Directing High Cinema Institute in Cairo

Statement: 
Aida El-Kashef is an independent film director and producer, cofounder and Executive Director of Ganoub Film for production and distribution based in Cairo. In 2009, El Kashef has directed her first short fim “Rhapsody in autumn” as a part of her graduation project from her alma mater the High Cinema Institute in Cairo. The film has received The Dubai Muhr Silver Award amongst other international awards, which have given her head start for her career as an independent filmmaker and a producer.