Thursday, 4 September 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 273: Wed Oct 1

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.

There will be a Screentalk after the screening with director Sherief Elkatsha and film scholar Alisa Lebow.

Here is the trailer.

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