22 minutes | Documentary | Colour | 2017 | Released on tv


Ancient Egyptians were known for farming papyrus, which was an essential material for the manufacture of writing paper. The famous thick papyrus sheet was one of the mediums that were used to document the great Pharaonic civilization, however, papyrus cultivation has become too rare to find in contemporary Egypt. Qaramos is probably the only village that upholds this tradition to this day. This film visits Qaramos and documents the entire process of papyrus-sheets production inside the houses of the village’s community members.

Producers: Sameh Henen & Ahmed Ismaiel Nour

Editorial Producer: Sameh Henen 

Directed by Ahmed Ismaiel Nour