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Take off from the Sand
Take off from the Sand

TAKE OFF FROM THE SAND

Directed by Wageh George
Switzerland, 1996
Documentary

Synopsis

In this documentary, director Wageh George recounts the life of Lotfia El-Nadi, born in 1907 and living in Switzerland at the time this film was made. At the age of 26, El-Nadi traded in her veil for a pair of pilots’ goggles and became the first Egyptian woman to fly a plane.

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Synopsis

In this documentary, director Wageh George recounts the life of Lotfia El-Nadi, born in 1907 and living in Switzerland at the time this film was made. At the age of 26, El-Nadi traded in her veil for a pair of pilots’ goggles and became the first Egyptian woman to fly a plane.