Director: Sayed Badreya Written by: Sayed Badreya Hesham Issawi Produced by: Sayed Badreya Cast: Martin Scorcese, Madyha Yussury, Zahi Hawass, and more Categories: Documentary Running Time: 52 minutes Synopsis: Featuring American directors such Martin Scorsese, Arthur Hiller and Egyptian movie stars Madyha Yssury, Zahi Hawass, the film deals with the harsh consequences of neglecting films in storage rooms without preservation. Egypt produces the most popular cinema in the Middle East. The Egyptian Filmmakers have produced masterpieces since 1920s. Now all these films are in great danger. Egypt has no film preservation facilities to preserve these great movies. It is estimated that 99% of all silent filmsand 50% of all sound films ever made have been lost forever. The documentary, Saving Egyptian Film Classics, shows the importance of the Egyptian Cinema in the international arena, tracing its history to the beginning of the twentieth century as well as stressing the historical significance involved in saving the Egyptian films. Cinema is a universal language. Whether Egyptian, American, Indian or Chinese films are endangered; it is our universal language that is being threatened.