Nasser's Republic, The Making of Modern Egypt
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Producer/Director MICHAL GOLDMAN
introduced Arab musical culture to thousands of Americans with her film Umm Kulthum, A Voice Like Egypt.
has produced high profile documentaries for public television for over 25 years including China, A Century of Revolution and Eleanor Roosevelt.
KAMAL ABDEL AZIZ
is one of Egypt’s most renowned cinematographers. He has served as the Director of Egypt’s National Cinema Institute and is a co-founder of The Ismailia Film Festival in Egypt.
was trained in London at the BBC. Since moving to the U.S. he has worked in a variety of styles ranging from cinema verité to historic recreations. His work has appeared on PBS, the BBC, and in major film festivals.
Co-editor, broadcast version
worked in Beirut for 9 years on documentaries and commercials for clients from many nations before moving to the U.S. Fluent in Arabic, French and English, she has worked on many aspects of this project.
is a multi-instrumentalist who lived in Egypt and Lebanon from 2005 to 2012. He is the founding director of the Nile Project, which brought together musicians from the 11 countries of the Nile Basin.
ETATRAR, Cairo, Egypt.
Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC.
KIRK J. BEATTIE
Simmons College, Boston, MA.
American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt.
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.
New York University, New York, NY.
E. ROGER OWEN
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
EVE TROUTT POWELL
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.
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CREDITS LIST FOR
NASSER’S REPUBLIC, THE MAKING OF MODERN EGYPT
Produced and Directed by: Michal Goldman
Executive Producer: Kathryn Dietz
Director of Photography: Kamal Abdel Aziz
Editor: Peter Rhodes
Original Music: Miles Jay
Narrated by: Hiam Abbass
Nasser Voice-Over: Khaled Abol Naga
Associate editor (co-editor on broadcast version): Myra Boutros
Associate Producer: Melissa Martin Pollard
Historical Advisors: Tewfik Aclimandos, Jon Alterman, Kirk James Beattie, Khaled Fahmy, Joel Gordon, Zackary Lockman, E. Roger Owen, Eve Troutt Powell, James Toth,
Additional Cinematography: Boyd Estus; Tom Hurwitz, ASC; Tamer Eissa.
Sound Recordists: Ahmed Adnan, Francis X. Coakley, Mark Mandler, Saul Rouda.
Camera Assistants: Mohamed ‘Ezz, Jenny Morello, William Pope.
Production Services. Egypt
Video Cairo Sat
Executive Producer Mohamed Gohar
Fixer: Nader Narin
Executive Producer Wael Omar
Production manager: Mohamed Saad
Location manager: Tarek Abukarim
Hama Film Productions
Executive Producer: Hesham Soliman
Producer: Mohamed El Raie
Production manager: Samer Saleh
Assistants to the Director (Egypt)
Nareman Amin, Hesham Daniel Armanious, Hania Moheeb, Heba el Sahn, Marlin Mounir Soliman.
Nareman Amin, Elisha Baskin, Lisa Hartjens, Alexander Kandaurov, Sarah Moussa, Kathleen Mulvaney, Marlin Mounir Soliman.
Story consulting: Paul Taylor, Sharon Grimberg
Animated Maps: Doug Whitney
Media management: Elliott Choi
Assistant editor: Zalika Corbett
Office managers: Evan Conway, Miriam Tendler
Translation: Nareman Amin, Islam Hussein, Sarah Moawad, Noha Ragab
Transcription: Daniel Alvarado
Interns: Yasmin Hamoudi, Arielle Gordon, Clara Lorant
Sound Mix: Heart Punch Studios; Greg McLeary & Geof Thurber
Post Facilities: Finish Post; Rob Bessette & Timothy Montgomery
21st Century Studios, Moscow; Hoda Abdel Nasser; al Ahram; Akhbar al Yom; American University of Cairo; Associated Press; British Pathé; Corbis; Dar al Hilal; Gaumont Pathé; General Press Office, Israel; Getty Images; The Guardian; Historic Films;
Imperial War Museum; Israel Defense Forces Archives; ITN Archive; Kerops; The LBJ Presidential Library; National Archives and Records Administration; Reuters; T3 Media;
UCLA Film & Television Archive; University of Louisiana; Video Cairo Sat.
Archival Duplication: Colorlab, Henninger Media Services; Shaban Rabee/Makin Media
Original music score production consultant: Zeid Hamdan
Original music mixed by: Abhay Manusmare
Violin, Viola: Nic Coventry
Oud: Naser Musa
Cello: Larissa Fedoryka
Kanun: Ali Paris
Double Bass, Lyres, Rababa, Piano: Miles Jay
Tabla, Daff, Riq: Rami el Aser
Flute: Rebecca Kleinmann
Trumpet: Sebastian Leyer
Bassoon: Scott Alexander
Clarinet: Morgan Nilsen
Violin: Sachiyo Yoshimoto
Kawala: Nader El Shaar
Snare: Ian Jay
And with music from
Fi Bort Said al-Wataniya
Traditional; “January 26th Resistance songs from Port Said”
The High Dam Song
Composer: Kamal al-Taweel; Lyricist: Ahmed Shafik Kamel;
Artist: Abdel Halim Hafez; Courtesy of Mazzika Group
Composer: Mohamed al-Mugi; Lyricist: Abdel Fattah Mustafa; Artist: Abdel Halim Hafez; Courtesy of Mazzika Group
And in Festival (80 minute) version only:
Al Watan Al Akbar
Composer: Mohamed Abdel Wahab; Lyricist: Ahmed Shafik Kamel;
Artist: Abdel Halim Hafez; Courtesy of Mazzika Group
Composer: Composer: Mohamed Abdel Wahab; Lyricist: Ahmed Shafik Kamel; Artist: Umm Kulthum; Courtesy of Sono Cairo
Composer: Kamal Al-Tawil; lyricist: Salah Jahin; Artist: Abdel Halim Hafez; Courtesy of Mazzika Group
Composer: Riyad al-Sunbati; Lyricist: Ahmed Shawki; Artist: Umm Kulthum; Courtesy of Sono Cairo
Alexandria: ‘Am Ahmed, Dr. Ahmed Matar, Dr. Fathi el Sahn.
Aswan: Refaat Abdel Ghany, Abu al Magd Abulwafa, Hassan Aswaly, Tawfik Hassan, Ahmed al Nouby, Mohamed Senousy.
Cairo: Seif al Aswany, Aziza Hussein, Sayed Habib, Samia Salah Jaheen, Mohamed Mahboub, Alia Mossalllam, Moustafa el Tayeb.
Kafr al Dawwar: Hamdy Mohamed and friends.
King Osman: Adel el Safty and friends.
Tahrir Province: Emad Amin, Suleiman Shafik, Fahmy Hussein, Sabri Abdel Aziz, Salah Abdel Fatah, Mohamed Abdel Fatah, Salim Shaaban.
Mahmoud Abdallah, Hoda Abdel Nasser, Galal & Jan Amin, Shehira Amin, Rebecca & Richard Chase, Warren David, Hassan Geretly, Gail Gerhardt, Frederick Hertz & Randolph Langenbach, Sabra Lee & Rachel Price, Khaled el-Leil, Amin Moustafa Lutfi, Iman Mersal & Michael Frishkopf, Lizabel Monica, Gamal Nkrumah, Del Nord, Dina & Frances Portnoy, Ebtihal Rashad, Boshra Ahmed & Yarah Sultan, Mariam Said, Ola Seif, Mohamed el Shahid, Helmi Shaarawi, Holly Tank, Umna Tewfik, Raouf Zaki.
Legal Services: Sandra Forman
Fiscal Sponsorship: Filmmakers Collaborative
NASSER’S REPUBLIC, THE MAKING OF MODERN EGYPT is made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this film do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Also with support from the Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund
© 2016 Mermaid House
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