The documentary Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil: Portrait of an Architect was produced and directed by EastEast editors Olya Korsun and Furqat Palvan-Zade and comissioned by Caravane Earth Foundation. Through intimate interviews and personal reflections, the film delves into El Wakil's unique insights on natural materials, the function of buildings, and the importance of the past. Professor Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil shares his childhood memories from Egypt and reflects on the social and political environment that shaped his architectural philosophy. These conversations, recorded in his archive in Doha where he has lived for over a decade, illuminate critical aspects of his education and career and highlight the originality and relevance of his architectural philosophy.
The documentary will be screened online at (EE) Films starting November 3rd as part of the relaunch of EastEast.