Umm Kulthum: A Voice Like Egypt

Umm Kulthum: A Voice Like Egypt

Thursday 4 February 2016, 14.00
Stevenson Lecture Theatre

£3, Members £2

Narrated by the late Omar Sharif, this documentary examines the extraordinary life of the world’s most famous Arabic singer, Umm Kulthum (1898–1975). Her rags to riches tale is discussed alongside Egypt’s epic struggle to shake off colonial rule and confront modernity.
Director: Michael Goldman
Egypt/USA, 1996, 67 mins, Cert. TBC