Ahmed El Samra is a filmmaker and video artist, based in Alexandria, Egypt. He studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Alexandria, and developed his career as a filmmaker through a series of workshops. Samra produces short fiction films and documentaries, as well as video art works. Several of his films documented zar rituals in Egypt, and he collaborated with others in investigating the life of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in Alexandria. He shoots most of his fiction films on the rooftop of his home/studio, where he uses props to change the setting.
Medrar.TV visited Samra in his studio to discuss his various film projects and the self-funded approach he adopts in his productions.
Amira El Masry translated the interview to English.
[This video was produced by Medrar TV and is featured in partnership with Jadaliyya Culture]