Elisa Sednaoui is a multi-faceted humanitarian as well as a supermodel. Her recent documentary, codirected with Martina Gili, entitled ‘Kullu Tamam (everything is good)’, tells the stories of ordinary people in a small village in Southern Egypt, who share the sudden discovery of ‘freedom of expression,’ triggered by the fall of the oppressive Mubarak government.
The film makers wanted to show Egypt from a different perspective, through the simple lives of people in a more rural area. For Sednaoui, “Egyptians and their way of looking at life has touched my heart and deeply influenced me, so there was a desire to share that.”
Elisa is extremely proud of the Egyptian people and the strength and determination they’ve shown. “They really made a revolution,” she says, but she understands also that democracy without corruption is something the people have to build from scratch. “And one year later they are doing that. They’re basically saying, “We’re not letting go until we get what we want.”