under the skin 2017
A cinematic voyage into mental health
The ﬁrst MEDFEST-EG edition came to the light in January and April of 2017,
Tackling mental health issues which have always been a part of the collective consciousness of communities. Whether spoken about loudly or shunned from public discussions, mental health has been and would always be a concern for us all and despite the occurrence of global changes towards dealing with mental health issues, stigmas are still there and correctly dealing with them requires communication; that would always be our goal.
16 FILMS from 8 Countries : Egypt, KSA, UAE, Sudan, UK, USA, Canada and the Netherlands.
3 Days in 2 Cities : Cairo and Alexandria.
27 screenings in 3 Venues : Markaz El Ibdaa, Falaki Theater and Jesuit Culture Center Alexandria.
17 Guests : from 4 Countries.
Over 10 TV and Radio reports : Nile FM, 95.04, Mega FM, Dream TV, Nile life, Nile Drama, CBC Extra, ON TV.
20 News Articles : Ahram Online, Al Masry Elyoum, Al Bawaba news, El Bayan and EgyptToday.
80% Audience : attendance of the venues’ capacity.
The list of believers in the power of art to change and the necessity of bringing medicine and film together, who joined us in the discussion panels and
workshops, is growing.