Mostafa Sheshtawy is an Egyptian film director and cinematographer, Born in Egypt and raised in Qatar. Started the filming career with documenting the Egyptian revolution in 2011 with videos and pictures published in various media outlets, including LA Times, Al Jazeera, BBC, ONTV, and many others. Since then he worked as camera assistant in the award winning “Eye & Mermaid” by Shahad Amin, “Dream” By Faisal Al Duwaisan, “Three” by Nayla Al Khaja and various productions in Qatar.
His directorial debut was a short documentary film “Immortalizing Memories” which screened in Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2015, in Qatar, Sudan Independent Film Festival, 2015, World of Film: International Festival Glasgow 2016, Giffoni Film Festival, 2016 and still going around festivals.
Immortalizing Memories is a beautiful film that poignantly discusses the importance of community set in an age of institutional failure. I love how this film transcends the many aspects that seem to divide humanity–race, religion, politics, culture–and allows the viewer to recall a simpler and saner time when people had more compassion for one another. Bravo, my friend!
Extremely touching story, Beautifully portraid & told. – On Immortalizing Memories