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UMM KULTHUM

Directed by Michal Goldman
Egypt, United States, 1996
Documentary

Synopsis

She had the musicality of Ella Fitzgerald, the public presence of Eleanor Roosevelt, and the audience of Elvis Presley. Her name was Umm Kulthum, and she became a powerful symbol, first of the aspirations of her country, Egypt, and then of the entire Arab world.

Synopsis

She had the musicality of Ella Fitzgerald, the public presence of Eleanor Roosevelt, and the audience of Elvis Presley. Her name was Umm Kulthum, and she became a powerful symbol, first of the aspirations of her country, Egypt, and then of the entire Arab world.

Umm KulthumDirected byMichal Goldman

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Awards & Festivals

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New York Film Festival
1996
Chicago International Film Festival
1997 | Winner: Best Documentary Short (Gold Plaque)

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