The present Doodle, represented by Cairo-based guest artist Mariam ElReweny, commends the 112th birthday celebration of a pioneer in Egyptian film, the multi-hyphenate on-screen character, maker, chief, editorial manager, outfit fashioner, and author Bahiga Hafez on her 112th birthday celebration. Hafez was broadly known as an immense ability on camera just as off camera and brought a portion of Egypt’s most punctual element movies to the big screen.
Bahiga Hafez was conceived on this day in 1908 in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria on the Mediterranean Sea. She earned a degree in music organization in Paris in 1930 and afterward came back to Egypt, where she had achievement making music for the record organizations of the day. Her profession before long took a turn when she was given a role as the female lead in the film “Zeinab” (1930), for which she additionally formed the soundtrack.
After a short time, Hafez was roused to reveal to her own accounts and opened Fanar Film Company with her significant other Mahmoud Hamdi. In 1932, the organization discharged its first film, “al-Dahaya” (“The Victims”) and Hafez molded the whole film process as lead on-screen character, maker, editorial manager, ensemble originator, and writer.
Hafez proceeded to create and coordinate various movies over the accompanying two decades and later settled a compelling social salon in Cairo to help the city’s aesthetic network. Her work helped make ready for the beginning of what is broadly viewed as Egyptian film’s brilliant age during the 1940s, and she is delineated in the Doodle craftsmanship wearing an outfit enlivened by the numerous extravagant closets she planned from this period of film.
The first form of “al-Dahaya” was rediscovered in 1995 and appeared at the National Film Festival in Cairo, acquainting another age with Hafez’s work.
Shukran, Bahiga Hafez, your endeavors set everything up for ages of producers to come!