FR 16 NOV 21.00
SHEIKH JACKSON BY AMR SALAMA
EGYPT 2017 DCP OV 93 MIN
The news of Michael Jackson’s death surprises an imam who became known as Jackson during his schooldays. But what does a preacher have in common with the King of Pop? And even more important is his struggle to reconcile today’s life as a preacher with his earlier years and relationships. This finally raises the most important question: Is he the sheikh, Jackson or both?
AMR SALAMA was born in 1982 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He works as a writer and director. His films include the AIDS drama ASMAA (2011), the coming-of-age comedy EXCUSE MY FRENCH (2014) and the documentary TAHRIR: THE GOOD, THE BATH, THE POLITICIAN (2011).