Essam Zakarea

Essam Zakarea
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Film critic, Journalist, Researcher, Chairperson, Translator
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Egyptian journalist, film critic, translator and researcher

Sometimes credited as
Essam ZAKARIA
Essam ZAKARIYA


A Cairo-born journalist, film critic and researcher, graduated from the Faculty of Languages, he wrote hundreds of articles about films for several Arabic publications. Zakarea was the author of ten books about Egyptian and foreign cinemas, such as Atyaf Al hadatha, Youssef Chahine saneaa al maraia and Al cinema walraees. He also translated from English and German tens of articles, and many novels and books about cinema, masterpieces of world literature such as Silence of the Lambs for Thomas Harris.
He was jury member in several local and international film festival and participated in many cultural seminars, research circles, film programs. Now he is the president of Ismailia international Film festival for Documentary and Shorts.
Among the positions he had held: Editor-in-chief of Nazra Magazine dedicated to independent cinema, instructor at the film department of the AUC (American University in Cairo), supervisor for Jesuit Film School in Alexandria and lecturer on film at SEMAT Film School and Emad Eddin Studio Film Workshop.

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