CAIRO DRIVE

CAIRO DRIVE

79 min

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2014 VIEWFINDERS COMPETITION WINNER

NYC PREMIERE Cairo Drive expertly balances humor, frustration and a distinctive sense of fatalistic irony to offer a view of Egypt unseen in recent documentaries about the Arab Spring. Shot before, during and after the revolution, Sherief Elkatsha’s entertaining film explores Cairo from the street level through the perspectives of its drivers. Fighting congestion, navigating in the absence of any apparent traffic laws and deciphering the surprisingly eloquent language of car horns, they represent a cross-section of Egyptians trying to make their way through a country fraying at its edges.

Director: SHERIEF ELKATSHA
Producer: Pierre Haberer, Mona Eldaief, Samer Zureikat, Ayman Samir
Cinematographer: Sherief Elkatsha
Editor: Sherief Elkatsha, Pierre Haberer
Music: Hybrid Record, Sabrine El Hossamy
Language: Arabic, English
Country: USA/Egypt
Year: 2014