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Astra Film Festival

Mohammed and His Dof - Egypt

Mohammed and His Dof - Egypt. I Love Music! 7’

Anita Bonan

The city of Aswan is in the South of Egypt, where twelve year old Mohammed lives. He spends most of his day in a small boat he built himself singing for tourists to make pocket money. Mohammed is glad his uncle taught him to play the Dof, an ancient Persian instrument similar to the contemporary tambourine. He puts on for the first time his grandfather’s jalabiya, the traditional Egyptian costume, and surprises his father with a performance. Mohammed dreams to become a sailor, travel and charm tourists with his Dof playing.