On Tuesday, December 27, 2022, Al-Nahda University witnessed the inauguration of the Cinema Club at the Faculty of Mass communication and Public Relations, to spread cinematic culture among its students and increase their awareness of the elements of cinematic production. This is under the auspices of Prof. Dr. Hossam Al-Malahi – President of Al-Nahda University, and the supervision of Prof. Dr. Heba Al-Semry – Dean of the Faculty of Mass communication and Public Relations, and in the presence of Prof. Dr. Magdi Abdel Qader – Vice President for Education and Student Affairs, The Deans of Faculties, The Secretary-General of the University, and the Director Mohab Zanoun, and Director of photography for the movie “Mayt Al-Hajar”, Mr. Mustafa Yehia.
The inauguration of the Cinema Club began with the screening of “Mayat Al Hajar”, a documentary film about the manufacture of replica and alabaster carving in Egypt, the oldest Egyptian industry known to history and Its secrets were preserved by the Pharaohs, and it was inherited by the descendants from the people of the ancient village of Qurna, and the film won the admiration of the audience.
In his speech, Prof. Magdy Abdel Qader – Vice President of the University expressed his happiness with the opening ceremony, praised the idea, and stressed the significance of the Cinema Club for the media student, which will contribute to increasing his artistic awareness through events and activities that will be held during the academic year.
Prof. Dr. Heba Allah Al-Semri – Dean of the faculty congratulated the students and greeted and appreciated the guests of the opening ceremony, and thanked the university leaders for the full support To the Faculty, and the extent of their keenness to provide all the capabilities that allow students an academic and training level of high quality, She expressed her gratitude to Mirna Adel Hanna, the demonstrator who organized The Cinema Club, and the students who organized the ceremony for their fruitful cooperation and Properly directing the opening ceremony.
Al-Semari explained that the Cinema Club aims to present film screenings on a weekly basis, and to host filmmakers, film critics, and specialists to open a discussion about different filmmaking techniques and various film schools around the world, As well as in order to shed light on different types of films, whether documentaries or narratives, local or international, old or modern.
The Dean of the Faculty of Mass Communication expressed her great admiration for the opening film, “Mayt Al-Hajar”, and described it as a well-made and integrated work. She indicated that the late great journalist Mufid Fawzy described it as an artwork that incites belonging, and praised the film’s elements of script, rhythm, and photography.