Searching for Ismael El Mahdawy (Tentative title)

Hadeer El Mahdawy  |  Creative and Critical Writings  |  2022  |  Egypt
A two-part project in which the author searches for her grandfather: the writer, journalist, translator and communist Ismail El Mahdawy, who was held in a mental hospital for 17 years in connection with a political case. Based on written, photographic and audio archival materials, as well as interviews with those connected with him, Hadeer tells the unfinished story of her grandfather and her story with him in a book interspersed with audio clips. The project will also see an online platform set up in order to document the works of Ismail El Mahdawy and the works made about him.