Egyptian Film Preservation

Egypt produces the most popular cinema in the Middle East. The Egyptian Filmmakers have produced masterpieces since 1920s. Now all these films are in great danger. Egypt has no film preservation facilities to preserve these great movies. It is estimated that 99% of all silent filmsand 50% of all sound films ever made have been lost forever. The documentary, Saving Egyptian Film Classics, shows the importance of the Egyptian Cinema in the international arena, tracing its history to the beginning of the twentieth century as well as stressing the historical significance involved in saving the Egyptian films.