MARSM UK – an events and music platform promoting Arab culture in the UK – is streaming acclaimed 2017 documentary, ‘Cairo Jazzman’, for free online. German-Tunisian journalist Atef Ben Bouzid’s debut film tells the story of jazz musician, Amro Saleh, the man behind Egypt’s celebrated Cairo Jazz Festival.
Ben Bouzid follows Saleh’s process of organising the festival, struggles and all, while shedding light on the intricacies of daily life in contemporary Cairo. It takes viewers through how one man’s passion turned into the biggest jazz event in the region, bringing together artists from all across the world to showcase and celebrate the genre. At the time of release, the documentary was a hit on the festival circuit, travelling everywhere from Rotterdam, Hamburg and Madrid, to Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires. The stream falls under the MARSM Online project, part of which aims to screen a different compelling music documentary every month from the Arab region. The documentary is live now on the MARSM YouTube channel or at the MARSM website, but will only be available for viewing till June 15th.