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Mafrouza - Oh Night!
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Against the background of a crumbling necropolis, the song of a young boy brings us bare-footed into life in an Egyptian shantytown.

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Winner of the Golden Leopard at Locarno, Emmanuelle Demoris’s Mafrouza cycle is one of the great modern documentaries. Introducing us to the residents of an Egyptian shantytown built on the ruins of an ancient necropolis, Mafrouza – Oh Night! is the first in a polyphonic, five-film ode to community.