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Jan 1 2011



Abounaddara is a collective of self-taught and volunteer filmmakers involved in emergency cinema.

Abou Naddara is the nickname for a man with glasses. It was chosen based on its use in Arab cities where ordinary people are identified by their professions or by the names that are associated with the latter. We also chose this name to sound our rallying cry for the world republic of documentary cinema, one of whose earliest pioneers, Dziga Vertoy, called himself the man with a camera. Abou Naddara brings together documentary film professionals from here and there. Its first love is for short and intimate films, and it is more interested in stories of everyday life than in grand narratives. Nevertheless, it works for both the small and the silver screens, as much for new media as for those of yesterday

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