EGYPT, LOVE SONG
Souad Zaki was a famous Jewish Arabic singer in 1940s Egypt. She married to a renowned
Muslim musician – Mohamed Elakkad, with whom she had a son. After Mohammed abandoned
her with their child, Souad fled to Israel, where she was consigned to live a poor life. Souad’s
granddaughter, Iris Zaki, brings her tempestuous story to life in a sweeping project that crosses
cultures, religions and cinematic form – marrying scripted period scenes and rare archival
materials with an intimate father-daughter documentary journey.
Directors: Iris Zaki
Script: Iris Zaki
Producers: Ronen Machlis-Balzam, Iris Zaki, Hila Guy, Asaf Galay, Peter Hutchison, Line Producer: Adi Sela
Production company: Metaphor Ltd.
Editing: Nili Feller
Filming: Avner Shahaf
Actors : Nur Fibak, Rivka Bacher
Soundtrack: Shahaf Wagshall
75 min | Hebrew, Arabic, English, Subtitles: Hebrew, English