DURATION: 50 min.
"Egypt, the Other Homeland" witnesses the return, years later, of certain Greeks of Egypt back to the land where they were born and raised. They visit their parents’ home, the family business, their old neighborhood; they search the old Egyptian friends that they left behind. "Egypt, the Other Homeland" will follow them on their journey back in time and space and will trace the old links between the two people, which spread from ancient times until today. Through their personal voyage, as well as through the interviews of eminent Greek and Egyptian specialists, unfolds the story of a numerous community which controlled 80% of Egypt’s financial life at the beginning of the 20th century, founded the first bank, created the first theatres and cinemas and produced the first wines and cigarettes.
Directed by Yorgos Avgeropoulos / Written by Nikolas Zirganos, Yorgos Avgeropoulos / Director of Photography: Alexis Barzos / Produced by Nikolas Zirganos / Scientific Research: Eirini Chrysocheri / Production Manager: Anastasia Skoubri / Original Music by Yiannis Paxevanis / Editing: Yiannis Biliris, Anna Prokou / Small Planet - Al Jazeera © 2011
Original shooting format: HD 720p25 / Languages: Arabic, Greek / Subtitles: English, Greek / Available Versions: Arabic, Greek