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Hend Sabry receives ‘AMM’ award

CAIRO – 11 November 2017: Egyptian-Tunisian actress Hend Sabry was awarded the “AMM” award. The AMM is famously known as the media award. Former U.S. Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky presented the award in a ceremony on November 8.
Sabry received the award for her long cinematic career, artistic achievements and increasing audience awareness about tackling vital social issues. Sabry dedicated this award to veteran actress Shadia, whom she described as “the Arabian legend that inspired her in her artistic career.”
During the ceremony, Hend spoke about the importance of the idea of acceptance and how each one of us has to accept our human differences.
Sabry was born in Tunisia in 1979. In 2004, she completed her masters in intellectual property and copyright law. Sabry starred in “The Silences of the Palace” in 1994 and “The Season of Men” in 2000; both movies were directed by Moufida Tlatli. Her talent attracted Egyptian director Inas al-Degheidy, who chose her to star in her movie “Mothakerat Morahkah” (A Teenager's Dairies) in 2001.
Veteran Egyptian director Dawoud Abdel Sayed surprised everyone by nominating her for the role of an Egyptian girl in the movie “Mouatin Wa Mokhbir Wa Harami” (Citizen Informant and Thief). Sabry sold the role like a girl that was raised in the heart of Cairo.
Sabry starred in different roles in various films, such as “Ahla El Awqat” (The Most Beautiful Times), “Banat Weset El Balad” (Downtown Girls), “Ouija” and “the Yacoubian Building.”

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