NOWNESS: Youssef Nabil (2016)
NOWNESS features Youssef Nabil
I Saved My Belly Dancer - Salma Hayek casts a spell over Tahar Rahim in Youssef Nabil's technicolor artscape
New York-based Egyptian artist and photographer Youssef Nabil’s film is a poetic depiction of his fascination with belly dancers and his anxiety over the disappearance of this art form that is unique to the Middle East. This excerpt of a 12-minute video installation is visually inspired by the 1950s—the golden age of Egyptian cinema—and touches upon the artist’s fraught relationship with his home country, both elements that inform a large aspect of his practice.