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16th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival

14th(2018)

Sheikh Jackson
Egypt | 2017 | Asian | 95min | DCP | Color | Drama | Pop

PROGRAM NOTE

The news of Michael Jackson's death takes an Islamic cleric, known as ‘Jackson’ during his school days, by surprise. But what does a preacher have in common with the King of Pop? More importantly, his struggle to conciliate his life as a preacher with his past life and relationships raise the most prominent question in his mind: is he the Sheikh, Jackson, or both? 

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DIRECTOR

Amr Salama

Amr Salama is a prominent young Egyptian writer and director whose credits include the prize-winning < Asmaa > dealing with AIDS and the coming-of-age comedy Excuse My French, which swept the board at Egypt’s equivalent of the Oscars.  

Producer
: Mohamed Hefzy, Hani Osama
Cast
: Ahmad Alfishawy, Maged El Kedwany
Screenwriter
: Omar Khaled, Amr Salama
Cinematography
: Ahmad Beshary
Editor
: Ahmed Hafez
Music
: Hany Adel

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