International award for film maker Kim Beamish

Some really nice news. An international award has been granted to Kim Beamish for his documentary 'The Tentmakers of Cairo'. Kim has been helping with the setting up and organisation of the current TRC exhibition on The Street of the Tentmakers in Cairo, Egypt. The Prix Buyens-Chagoll is awarded to a film of humanist dimensions focusing on stories that confer meaning to the future of mankind. It is said: "Kim Beamish blended in with a group of men as if he were one of them, freely recording their daily lives as craftsmen making carpets. Lives that are forcefully woven into the political situation in Egypt today and the current state of crisis. The filmmaker also reveals the beauty of the carpets created by these virtuoso craftsmen. Another aspect that touched us was the desire to transmit millennial expertise, which is accepted humbly and naturally by younger generations." The TRC exhibition remains to be seen until 2 July.

Gillian Vogelsang, 25 April 2015

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