People And The Nile / Annass Wal Nil

  • Release Date: 1968
  • Type: Featured
  • Run time: 86 Minutes
  • Directed by: Youssef Chahine
  • Produced by: Al Mouasasa Al Misriya Lel Cinema, Mosfilm
  • Screenplay: Mostafa Imam , Mohsen Nasr
  • Cast: Soad Housni , Salah Zulfikar , Ijor Vladimirov , Ezzat El Alayli , Vladimir Ivanshof , Seif El Din , Yuri Kamouruf , Mahmoud El Meligy
  • Cinematography: Teshin Wishlankov , Tershinka Constantine
  • Art direction: Habib Abdel Nour
  • Editing: Rashida Abdel Salam
  • Costume design: Hanafi Ahmed , Khayrat Hassan
  • Music: Khatshtid Riyan
  • Sound: Sergio Metrafitsh
  • Subtitles: N/A
  • Scenario: Hassan Fou & Nicolai Vikroski

The construction of the Aswan dam as seen by those who took part in it: engineers and workers, Egyptians and Soviets. Beginning with the day the waters of the Nile were diverted, Chahine shows how individual concerns sometimes outweigh the myth surrounding a collective undertaking. The first Egyptian-Soviet co-production was shown to its two sponsor governments in 1968, inspiring considerable displeasure. Re-editing was demanded; along with newly shot sequences using actors. Consequently, the film was not shown until 1972.