The Fabulous Samia Gamal (2003)

Genres - Dance, Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Film & Television History, Jazz & Modern Dance  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |  
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Samia Gamal is widely regarded as the finest belly dancer of all time; King Farouk called her "the national dancer of Egypt," and her performances, in which she blended the influences of ballet and Latin dance into the free-flowing beauty of Arab dancing, set a new standard for the art of belly dancing and helped spread its popularity around the world. Gamal also enjoyed a romance with film star Farid Al Atrache, with whom she starred in a handful of successful motion pictures. The Fabulous Samia Gamal is a documentary that follows her life and career from her birth in a small town in Egypt in 1924 to her passing in 1994; the film includes extensive footage of Gamal in performance at the height of her abilities.

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bellydance, film-clips