Video | Film | Jazzfest Berlin 2021

Nozhet El Nofous (Those who were not invited)

Video work by Nancy Mounir

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© Berliner Festspiele / Jazzfest Berlin

For five years, the Egyptian multi-instrumentalist Nancy Mounir researched Egyptian female singers of the 1920s who worked with microtonal scales that deviated from the Arabic norm of the time. She presented the results of this research in a video work at the 2021 Jazzfest Berlin.

Premiere on 7 November 2021 at silent green

Available from 7 November 2021

42 min


German and English

Word mark Jazzfest Berlin


Nozhet El Nofous (Those who were not invited)

Nancy Mounir concept, composition, theremin, violin, research, direction
Ahmed El Saaty projection, filming, editing, cinematography, colour grading
Adham Zidan mixing
Katia Halls English translation and subtitles
Simsara Music executive producer
Hakim Abdel Naïm research
Yasser Abdullah research
Laila Soliman dramaturgy, actor coaching
Youssra El Hawary accordion, research, dramaturgy
Mounir Maher piano
Ahmed Amin double bass
Mahmoud Youssef filming
Abdelrahman Huwait filming
Darren Haynes live sound
Saad Samir lighting
Ahmed Saleh lighting assistant
Nazli Reda assistant live sound
Amr Hosny acting
Zainab Magdy acting

Commissioned by Berliner Festspiele / Jazzfest Berlin
Supported by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC)

Fine Tuning Difference


Judith Hamann, Maurice Louca and Uygur Vural
moderation Thomas Gläßer