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Sad Song of Touha

Egypt, 1972 (MIFF 1975)

Director: Atiat El-Abnoudi

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.

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Dreams Within Reach

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. ... More »

Horse of Mud

Egypt, 1972
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 »

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