Art Alert: Zawya screens eight documentaries exploring life in Cairo

Ahram Online , Thursday 5 Mar 2015

The program, which runs between 9 and 11 March, is a collaboration between Zawya and Cairobserver

Documenting Cairo on Film

Egypt's only art house cinema is launching "Documenting Cairo on Film", a three-day film program that puts together a selection of documentary films which focus on less well-known aspects of life in Cairo.

"Each film focuses on a set of characters or particular places shedding light on often overlooked communities, ways of life, urban complexities and social networks," Zawya announced on their Facebook page.  

Cairobserver is a project launched by Mohamed El-Shahed. It aims to "start a conversation about Cairo’s architecture and buildings, urban fabric and city life."

Cairobserver operates a blog and has also published a number of print issues, featuring a range of journalists, architects, historians and residents of Cairo. 

The collaboration aims at bringing residents of the city to view and also discuss the issues put forth by the selected films. 


Monday March 9 
Cairo As Seen by Chahine 
Directed by Youssef Chahine
Boys and Girls
Directed by Youssry Nassrallah 

Directed by Marwan Omara and Johanna Domke
Tuesday 10 March
Garbage Dreams
Directed by Mai Iskandar
Scent of Revolution
Directed by Viola Shafik
Wednesday 11 March
Giran (or Neighbours)
Directed by Tahani Rached
Directed by Amal Ramsis
Electro Chaabi
Directed by Hind Meddeb

Zawya, Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo

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