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Feriel Ben Mahmoud Nicolas Daniel
Thierry Rodon
Elisabeth Sacier
Treize au Sud

France, 2008, 52’ French with English subtitles

The “voice of Egypt,” was the most celebrated musical performer of the century in the Arab world. More than forty years after her death, her devoted audience, drawn from all strata of Arab society, still numbers in the millions. The film explores the great moments of Oum Kalthoum’s life as a singer who had become more than a idol, an icon for the entire Arab and Mediterranean world, regarding her strong devotion.