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On 24 May, the Egyptian documentary ‘The Brink of Dreams’ was awarded the L'Oeil d'Or (Golden Eye) prize, the foremost honour for documentaries at the Cannes Film Festival’s 77th edition. The documentary centres around a Coptic village in Upper Egypt, following the footsteps of a small group of young girls who rebel against restrictive societal norms by forming a street theatre troupe. “Dreaming of becoming actresses, dancers or singers, they try to find their place, defying their families and the…