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Cinema club for people with special needs opens in Cairo

El-Hanager cinema.

A new club for the disabled and those who need special care is being established in El-Hanager cinema, as per media reports in Egypt. The National Cinema Center, headed by the advisor to the Minister of Culture for Cinema Affairs Khaled Abdel Gelil inaugurated a cinema club in Cairo for people with special needs, at the Talaat Harb Cultural Center affiliated to the Cultural Development Fund.

During the ceremony Khaleek Aaed by director Lamiaa Ragaey and Kabir w Sagheer film by Sahar al-Daly were screened. People with special needs who participated in the event came from the Dr Gamal Mady Aboul Azayem Hospital in 10th of Ramadan city and the Absher Association in Alexandria, the Egypt Independent reported.

The club will be held on a monthly basis, aiming to better integrate those with special needs in the society.

Earlier in the week, the National Center for Cinema also inaugurated the Independent Cinema Club in Alexandria on October 20, where documentary film Mistika and Rihan by Dina Abdel Salam was screened.