This poignant drama set in the 1930's from respected director Tawfik Saleh stars Egyptian screen legend Shukry Sarhan, as a physician in a village that is overcome during a serious cholera outbreak. The local feudal lord and British colonial authorities don't want a potential quarantine disrupting work, so they join forces to cover up the outbreak and thwart the noble efforts of the doctor to help the villagers. The talented and prolific Samira Ahmed also stars.
This poster was recently rediscovered after being lost for decades. Sarhan carries a sick young girl in the foreground, away from the background image of the village and its toiling villagers, seemingly condemned by the cruelty of the authorities. Samira Ahmed looks on hopefully from the bottom. The imagery is somber and affecting, creating a very emotional artwork that highlights an important social issue.
|27 x 39 in
70 x 100 cm
|Very good vintage condition. Minimal signs of wear along the edges and fold lines.