Director: Ahmad Abdalla
Country: Egypt
Year: 2010
Running Time: 120 min.
Language: Arabic

Microphone is a sparkling mash-up of shooting styles that tells the story of Khaled, who returns to his native Alexandria after a long stay in the United States and becomes enmeshed in a thriving underground arts scene after he chances upon a cooperative of young musicians. Completed prior to the remarkable social unrest that ultimately ousted President Mubarak, the film is nonetheless highly radical in the context of contemporary Arabic cinema and should not be missed by anyone with even a passing interest in North African affairs.

About the Director

Ahmad Abdalla

Biography: Born and living in Cairo, Egypt, Ahmad Abdalla graduated from the Faculty of Music Education. His films include Only to Please You (2006), Heliopolis (2009), Microphone (2010) and 18 Days (Tamantashar yom – 2011). In addition, Ahmad Abdalla has worked as a film editor since 2003.

(Source: http://www.ahmadabdalla.net/)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Microphone (2013).

Only to Please You (2006);
Heliopolis (2009);
Microphone (2010);
18 Days [Tamantashar yom] (2011).