Les Petits Chats + Hide Your Metal


The Main 3 Fri, Sep 29, 2017 5:10 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Senior (Box Office Only):$10.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Program:Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Release Year:2015
Runtime:80 mins
Type:Documentary Feature
w/ English subtitles
Director:Sherif Nakhla


A celebration of the 1960s and 70s, Egypt’s so-called “Golden Age,” Les petits chats is named after one of the country’s most beloved bands, which specialized in playing Italian, French, and American music. The film follows the band in 2010 as they prepare for a reunion show in a newly constructed gated community in Cairo just before Egypt’s revolution. Hearing from band members, popular actors, and other icons from the era, Les petits chats captures the vibe and the drama of the 60s rock band and their legacy today.

Director Biography

Sherif Nakhla makes films, directs theater productions, and plays in a rock band.

Screening with Short Film:

Hide Your Metal

Dir. Yasmine Mustafa
2017 | Jordan | English, Arabic with English subtitles | 12 min | Minnesota Premiere

SYNOPSIS: "Hide Your Metal" is a short documentary that follows four heavy metal bands as they prepare for the Death Rash Night II concert in Amman, Jordan. Showing the obstacles that metal musicians face in expressing themselves publicly, the film takes on metal’s “satanic” image and its effects on the bands.

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY: Yasmine Mustafa is the daughter of Palestinian Australian migrants. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in communications arts with an emphasis in journalism from the Lebanese American University and International Film School Sydney.




Mizna's twelfth Twin Cities Arab Film Fest offers an eclectic program of compelling and provocative contemporary narrative, documentary, and short films made by Arab filmmakers from Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, Tunisia, and more.

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