The Letter You Sent

Plot Synopsis :
As a child in the 1960s, Ali Galal was sent from Upper Egypt to live with his uncle in Cairo. He made the long journey to visit his family when possible, but after marrying and settling in Cairo, the exchange of cassette tape recordings became his lifeline to distant loved ones and celebratory occasions, as well as the unique musical traditions of his home region. Over the years he developed a vast cassette tape library of personal recordings and local productions. Ali says that he wishes people wouldn't "disrobe their traditional gowns," adding, "I wish we'd keep the Aswan spirit a strong one, and dance, sing and celebrate to our own tunes and rhythms."
Director :
Asmaa Gamal
Director Bio :
Asmaa Gamal, freelance photographer and director. She studied media and had master's degree in radio and television. She has worked in many newspapers and media platforms. She has two photo books "The Unforgettable Land" in Thailand. This is her second photo book, after "The Seven seeds" which about newborn babies celebrations in Egypt. She directed many independent short films and art videos such as Astrox, Motorcyclye Festival, The letter you sent, Masrya, which was shown in local and international festivals and awarded in "Mentor Arab Film Festival" in Jordan. She was part of the jury for "The Reel Youth" in Canada. She participated in the long documentary film "I am the Nile" which was shown in Rwanda, and my feature film "Close Up" and "Ms. is looking beatiful".
Producer :
Jeniffer Pastron
Screenwriter :
Asmaa Gamal
Director of Photography :
Asmaa Gamal
Production Designer :
Ahmed Hendwey
Editor :
Asmaa Gamal
Sound Designer :
Ahmed Hendwey