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Oh My Oh Agami

A visual poem depicting a life of a Agami resident who reminisces his childhood amidst the ongoing destruction and illegal construction.

  • Hani R. Eskander
  • Mohamed El Tayef
  • Hani R. Eskander
  • Mostafa El Tayef
    Key Cast
  • Adham El Tayef
    Key Cast
  • Hani R. Eskander
  • Hani R. Eskander
    Camera Operator
  • Ali Sedky
    Music Score Composer
  • Dahlia Sabbour
    English Subtitles by
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    عيني عليك يا عجمي
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  • Genres:
    Poetry, Reenactment, Documentary, Romantic, Nostalgic
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 10, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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    Digital HD
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Director Biography - Hani R. Eskander

Hani is a passionate documentarian, photographer and actor. He worked professionally as a first assistant director in numerous TV commercials and on big TV shows such as "El Bernameg" and "Amreeka Bel 3araby", he has also produced a big game show for MBC Masr called "Ramadan Galak". He left his professional career temporarily, in pursuit of his original passions: documenting and acting.

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Director Statement

The sporadic accelerated of random vertical expansion in Agami is a microcosm of what’s happening in Egypt. We cannot keep at this consistent and persistent trail of destruction and tasteless development and construction without having proper vision that translates to sustainable design, and this all cannot see the light of day without adequate implementation of law applied equally and fairly on all... This video is a cry for help from those in positions of authority or power to see the human side of the story that is generally disregarded in the bigger scheme of things. Mohamed Tayef, is a poet who has spent all his childhood in Agami, a coastal town near the city of Alexandria, and still lives there. A banter between the shocking present and the nostalgic past leaves us with a sense of shame and really spearheads the emotional and human aspect being destructed and withered away.