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Umm Kulthum : a voice like Egypt

Author: Umm KulthūmMichal GoldmanOmar SharifVirginia DanielsonFilmmakers Collaborative (Waltham, Mass.)All authors
Publisher: [Seattle, Wash.] : Arab Film Distribution : [2006]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Born a peasant in 1898, Umm Kulthum earned a position of great wealth and influence in the Arab world as a popular and beloved singer. This film places her life in the context of 20th century Egypt. Includes concert footage, film clips, and interviews.
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Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Umm Kulthūm; Umm Kulthūm
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Umm Kulthūm; Michal Goldman; Omar Sharif; Virginia Danielson; Filmmakers Collaborative (Waltham, Mass.); Arab Film Distribution.
OCLC Number: 80145993
Language Note: Narration in English; dialogue in Arabic with English subtitles; director's commentary in English.
Notes: Based on the book: The voice of Egypt / by Virginia Danielson.
Originally produced as a documentary film in 1996.
Accompanying booklet contains rare photographs of Umm Kulthum.
Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Ford Foundation.
Additional features: director commentary; Umm Kulthum filmography; director biography; production photo gallery; 'Fatma' trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Kamal Abd al-Aziz ; editor, Michal Goldman ; music, Sono Cairo, Aiman Safar Ali.
Performer(s): Narrator, Omar Sharif ; Umm Kulthum voice over, Mona Zakaria.
Description: 1 videodisc (68 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD, Region 0, NTSC; 1.33:1 aspect ratio.
Other Titles: Voice like Egypt
Responsibility: a production of the Filmmakers Collaborative ; produced, directed and written by Michal Goldman

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Born a peasant in 1898, Umm Kulthum earned a position of great wealth and influence in the Arab world as a popular and beloved singer. This film places her life in the context of 20th century Egypt. Includes concert footage, film clips, and interviews.

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