The ongoing Israel-Gaza war forced Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival to postpone.
Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival was all set to make a comeback after a year of hiatus. However, it has to wait for a couple of more days. We all know that from the past few days, the conflict is going on between Israel and Hamas that took a lot of innocent lives. To show solidarity, the El Gouna management decided to postpone.
“The GFF team remains committed to hosting the festival, using this opportunity to reinforce and amplify our central theme, ‘Cinema for Humanity.’ This theme champions unity and empathy, and we’re dedicated to weaving it throughout all festival activities.” in a statement by the festival.
The statement continued, “We firmly believe in the profound power of cinema to unite people, as we also understand the weight of the current situation and the importance of collective reflection. It is crucial that we provide space for healing, understanding, and solidarity to prevail.”
In light of the deeply troubling circumstances resulting in the loss of innocent lives, The El Gouna Film Festival management has taken the decision to postpone the festival to the 27th of October – the 2nd of November, 2023. pic.twitter.com/SbYkwA8Xho
— El Gouna Film Festival (@ElGounaFilm) October 10, 2023
Earlier, the festival was scheduled to be held between October 13 to 20. The 6th edition is scheduled to take place in the resort town of El Gouna, located on the Red Sea.
The festival was founded in 2017.
Published by HOLR Magazine