Aid to the Church in Need Malta in collaboration with the Augustinian Institute presents something extraordinary! A film on one of the greatest Saints of the Catholic Church is being interpreted by Muslim actors from Algiers and Tunisia under the guidance of the President of SOHT Film Production & Global Distribution, Henri Aoun. This is indeed an innovative initiative that has led to greater respect among people of different cultures and religions.

The film titled, “Augustine, the Son of her Tears” directed by Samir Seif, an Egyptian Xenographer was supported by the Ministry for Culture of Algiers and Tunisia. It won the Best Artistic Achievement award at the 33rd Alexandria Film Festival for Mediterranean countries held last October and the Audience Prize for Best Film at Wahran Film Festival in Algiers.

The premiere of this film will be shown at the Embassy Theatre, Valletta on 3rd October 2018 at 18.30hrs and also at the Oratory Don Bosco Theatre, Victoria, Gozo on 4th October 2018 at 19.00hrs.

€5 donation in aid of street children in Aleppo, Syria will be appreciated.

The Film Director, Mr Samir Seif, President of SOHT Film Production & Global Distribution, Mr Henri Auon and Mr Jean Maher, President of the Franco-Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights and Film Artists are expected to be in attendance.


Grace Attu     – PR & Media Communications


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