Cairo Drive (Elkatsha, 2013): Barbican Cinema, 8.15pm
This screening is part of the City Visions seasons at the Barbican.
Barbican Cinema introduction:
In this visceral, humorous portrait of Cairo - which was awarded Best
Arab Documentary at Abu Dhabi Film Festival - Egyptian/American director
Sherief Elkatsha enables an insightful account of the
city which has captured our collective attention since the run up to and
during the Egyptian revolution. Between 2009 and 2012, Sherief
let his camera roam the jam packed roads of this rampantly urban space.
By talking to taxi drivers, traffic police, private citizens,
politicians, children and ambulance drivers, he has created a middle
eastern ‘road movie’ that takes us through the labyrinth of Egyptian
society and culture as they manifest themselves on Cairo’s roads.