Samy Helmy

is a film critic and historian focusing on the early years of the Egyptian cinema industry in Alexandria. He is a member of the Egyptian Film Critics Association and has authored several publications on cinema-related subjects, including Bidayat al-Cinema Al Misriyya (General Organization of Cultural Palaces, 2013) and Madrasat al-Iskandariyya lel-Tasweer al-Cinema’i (Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2013) which he co-authored with fellow film historian Ibrahim El Dessouky.

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