Donia Amar

Sherif El-Azma. 2001. Egypt. vo Arabic. 18’

Donia Amar is one of Al Azma’s earlier works, it essentially observes the relationship between two pop singers, Mostafa Amar and Donia - each from a different social class - and their fans. Al Azma follows the two pop stars and their fans around recording fragments of concerts, interviews, and rehearsals at their studios. The film differs from mainstream documentary by using a wide range of images and techniques to reveal and interpret the wider context of the social and political reality of popular culture in Cairo.