Microphone (film)

Microphone (Arabic: ميكروفون‎) is a 2010 Egyptian independent film by Ahmad Abdalla about the underground art scene of the city of Alexandria, Egypt. The film received Best Arabic-language film Award from Cairo International Film Festival[1] and Tanit d'Or from Journées cinématographiques de Carthage. In addition to Best Editing Award from Dubai International Film Festival[2] in 2010.

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International official poster of the film
Directed byAhmad Abdalla
Produced by
Written byAhmad Abdalla
Distributed byFilm Clinic
Release date
Running time
122 minutes

Microphone is Ahmad Abdalla's second feature film, following Heliopolis.


When Khaled returns to Alexandria after years of travel he discovers that it is too late to rekindle a relationship with his old love because she is about to immigrate and that his relationship with his aging father is broken beyond repair. Self-absorbed, he roams the city and stumbles over the underground art scene: hip-hop singers who perform on sidewalks, female rock musicians on rooftops Massive Scar Era (band), skateboarders cruising all over the city, graffiti artists who confront the city with their shocking murals in the darkness of the night. He is mesmerized by the discovery of this world and his life gradually changes. With his limited resources and connections, he tries to support this movement and draw attention to the diverse facets of his city. Details of his private life and events of this movement overlap. He awaits an inevitable change that he believes will come from the dynamic and unique art scene in Alexandria rather than from Cairo, Egypt's overpopulated capital. 'Microphone' is a vibrant image of this colorful music and art movement. It is a real narrative of this new generation of artists from Alexandria and the intricate details of their lives. It is the first Egyptian movie to feature the local skateboarding scene[3]

Festival and awardsEdit

Microphone was the first Egyptian film to win the prestigious award The Golden Tanit in Carthage film festival in October 2010.





  1. ^ "Golden Pyramid goes to Al-Shawq". Egyptian Gazette. Archived from the original on 14 February 2011.
  2. ^ "7th edition of Dubai International Film Festival concludes with Muhr awards". Gulf News.
  3. ^ http://www.microphone-film.com
  4. ^ "Golden Pyramid goes to Al-Shawq". Egyptian Gazette. Archived from the original on 14 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Yusra Al-Lawzi". Al-Masry Al-Youm.
  6. ^ "Egypt sweeps top awards at Cairo International Film Festival". Daily News Egypt.

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