3rd session of Luxor African Film Festival opens this week
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By DALIA FAROUK

CAIRO: The Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF), which opened on March 18th, is ongoing until March 24, and was recently attended by American actor Danny Glover, who was honored in the events.

Glover told CBC Extra in a March 19th interview, that he admired the films of Egyptian director Youssef Chahine, and that this was his fourth trip to Egypt.

During the opening ceremony, the Governor of Luxor, Tarek Saad el-Din, said that LAFF’s goal is to enhance cross-cultural relations.

He added “we want a real bridge to communicate artistically with all the free artists in Africa.”

This is the third session of LAFF, which started its artistic performances in Luxor Temple, with 41 countries are participating.

The festival’s Facebook page announced March 2nd that the management of LAFF decided to translate a few movies into sign language, including “Mice Room” from Egypt and “The Professor” from Tunisia.

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