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Sherif Nakhla's Les Petits Chats Screens at Annual Cascade Festival of African Films

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Sherif Nakhla's Les Petits Chats Screens at Annual Cascade Festival of African Films


Director Sherif Nakhla's musical documentary Les Petits Chats will be screened at the 26th Annual Cascade Festival of African Films (5 February - 5 March) in Portland, USA, the festival which aims at developing knowledge and understanding of the African culture and connecting with African filmmakers.

Les Petits Chats has landed its world premiere at the 18th Arabian Sights Film Festival for Contemporary Arab Cinema in Washington DC in 2015 where the film received a nomination for the Arabian Sights Jury Prize. Within its premiere, the film captivated the audiences and the "full-house" signs were raised during its two screenings. The film also was nominated for the Jury Prize.

Directed by Sherif Nakhla and co-produced with Wael Omar of Middle West Films, the film is named after the legendary band Les Petits Chats of the cherished era of the 60s and 70s. The six members, who are now major celebrities and musicians, are reunited to perform one last time in a night to remember in spring 2010. Les Petits Chats film is an insight into the lives of the former band-mates during their glory days, answers the questions evoked within each one of them by tracking their present lives and life choices since their breakup in the 80s. The film showcases interviews with major celebrities and cinema stars at that time and nowadays including: Ezzat Abu Oaf, Omar Khairat, Sobhy Bedeir, Samir Sabri and Mohamed Salmawy.

Boasting an extensive record in Visual Arts and Writing, Sherif Nakhla has been known for his remarkable talent as an artist, musician and singer in rock bands for 10 years. In 2006, Nakhla presented his directorial debut Miraculum, that was selected in more than 25 film festivals worldwide and won 3 awards. He also worked as a TV producer, theatre director and a reporter for the English language newspaper Al Ahram Weekly.

Les Petits Chats' screening times at the 26th Annual Cascade Festival of African Films
Thursday, 25th of February at 07:00 pm at Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building, Room 104 - Portland Community College Cascade Campus