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The Fifth Resurrection of Farid

Fall Grants 2017 - Production Stage

Khalid Youssef / Feature Experimental or Essay / Egypt, Qatar / 90 min / Original Language: Arabic, English / Interests: History, Immigration, Based on a True Story, Identity, Docufiction, Creative Documentary


Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. An old man comes across an odd collection of film reels, vinyl records, and VHS tapes hidden in the confines of his basement. He quickly discovers that they embody the strange story of a largely forgotten renaissance man from the 1920s and 30s with a funny name: Farid Semeka.


Khalid Youssef
Khalid Youssef
Khalid Youssef

About the Director

Born in Cairo in 1978, Khalid Youssef is a filmmaker, screenwriter, editor, and actor. After finishing university studies in Egypt, he travelled to study filmmaking, theatre, and photography in Madrid, for well over a decade. He finished his first film, ‘Zero in Conduct’, in 2007, and it travelled to various film festivals, including the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. He also shot, produced, directed, edited, and wrote the feature-length film ‘Overground’ (2015), in addition to 10 other short films. Among them is ‘1995’, which was selected for five festivals, among them the Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival.


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    Khalid Youssef

    +20 0 1285 374 883

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