Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil: Portrait of an Architect

A film portrait dedicated to the architect Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil. Professor El-Wakil is a leading Islamic architect of our time, winner of the Aga Khan Award and the Driehaus Prize, a student and like-minded intellectual soulmate of the famous architect Hassan Fathy. The film focuses on the role of craftsmen in traditional architecture, the symbolic dimension of religious buildings, and the crisis of modernism.

The film was commissioned as a part of the collateral project of the Qatar Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Co-Directed by Olya Korsun and Furqat Palvan-Zade
Executive producer Fahad Al-Attiyah
Camera Sasha Kulak
Second camera and color grading Fedor Guerlein
Editor Saveliy Sharkov
Sound and music Ivan Merkulov

Caravane Earth, 2022