Sculpting in time – Nagy Shaker
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Sculpting in time – Nagy Shaker
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Written & Directed by

Yousef Nasser

Nagy Shaker’s bio

The renowned artist was famed for his significant contributions to the puppet theatre in Egypt. Shaker was the chief designer for the musical marionette “El-Leila El-Kebira” (The Big Night) performed during the 60’s.The late artist did not only focus on a single artistic form, in fact, Shaker experimented with visual theatre, cinema, paintings, graphic works, sculpture, let alone interior and architectural design.

Shaker was awarded the State Appreciation Award in 2015, an award granted by Egypt’s Supreme Council for Culture. His career spanned over five decades, without quitting his practices even when his health deteriorated.

Shaker’s last work was an exhibition titled “Light Talk” in 2015 which featured an installation of 14 incorporating lights. In 2016, Gezira Art Centre hosted a retrospect of his work that displayed the artist’s contributions to various artistic practices over his career. The funerary service was held today at 2 p.m. at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Ismailia Square, Heliopolis.

The film monitors the journey of of the creativity and leadership of the
Egyptian Artist Nagy Shaker, a celebrated puppet-Maker , production
and Costume designer, and filmmaker who worked in the cinema and
art field for more than fifty years.

Winning award
Winning award
  • Writter
    Yousef Nasser/
  • Director
    Yousef Nasser/
  • Cinematography
    Mohammed Fathallah/ Amgad Ryad/
  • Film Score
    Mohammed Darwish/
  • Editing
    Fares Abdelkrim/