The other day on a slow Ramadan day waiting to finish work at the office and all of a sudden our chairman and Farouq Abdulaziz came to do business and i really couldn’t believe i was sitting and talking with one of the most influence people that get me into movies and cinemas, he is behind loving both StarWars and The Blues Brothers back when he used to present Cine-Club on Kuwait TV in the 80’s.
After we’re done i showed my appreciation to seeing Farouq Abdulaziz to the chairman and he told me he is coming again that night to watch couple of our films at TSCK and i could come, so no way i would pass the chance to watch films with king of films so i came with the Bluesmobile to be signed and he did sign it :).
That day was of the highlights of my life and i thank Mr. Mijbil for making it happen.
Bio> Farouq Abul-Aziz (born on July 24, 1946 at El-Mahalla El-Kubra) is a well known TV presenter, interviewer, writer, producer and director in the Arab World. Debuting his career in his native country; Egypt in 1966 as an academic arts and film critic on radio and arts and in the press, a decade later, into another medium to become an eminent Arab TV personality with his prime time Kuwait TV weekly film show “Cine-Club” (1979-1992), followed by another; “Screen Gems” (2001-2002). During his weekly film show “Cine-Club” he interviewed many personalities including Mustafa Akkad, Anthony Quinn, Rod Steiger, Oliver Reed, Jack Hildyard, King Vidor, Francesco Rosi and Andrei Konchalovsky. One of Farouq’s major cultural achievements is founding and managing (1977-1992) the Kuwait Cine Club a non profit government sponsored society.