Director: Atiat El-Abnoudi
Om Said got married at the age of 16. Now she has eight children. She has never left her village. She cannot read or write. Nevertheless, all important decisions for the family are taken by her.
A documentary about a group of street entertainers in Cairo, fire eaters, dancers, acrobats, who eke out a miserable living from bringing joy to the passers-by. ... More »
A little factory in Egypt. The people and their horses share everything—they suffer the heat, they work together, and at the end of the day, they bathe together in the Nile. ... More »
In the village where the ancient sculptors came from, Mukhtar the sculptor was born. The film shows most of his work and traces how village life influenced him. ... More »
Puppets have been used from ancient times to tell history, stories and fables. This film gives an insight into the various working elements which comprise this branch of the arts. ... More »
Inspired by the discovery of the catacombs of Deir el Bahari in 1881, this film describes the final stages of the struggle between officials of the Cairo Department of Antiquities and a proud ... More »