RAGS AND TATTERS

AHMAD ABDALLA EL-SAYED

24 July 2018, 6 PM - 7:30 PM

The film is a journey of one man’s search for an identity, during the first few days of the Egyptian revolution. Escaping from prison amid the turbulence of the 2011 Tahrir Square demonstrations, a fugitive desperately seeks warmth and shelter in the outer regions of Cairo in this vivid and captivating portrait of the fallout from the Arab Spring.

Ahmad Abdalla El Sayed is an Egyptian film director, editor and screenwriter.
His debut feature film is ‘Heliopolis’ (2009); his second film is ‘Microphone’ (2010). He studied music in the 1990s and began working as a film editor in 1999. He moved to feature-length films in 2002 and began doubling as a visual effects supervisor and credits designer.
He was the winner of the Best First Screenplay Award of Sawiris Foundation in Cairo 2008 for Heliopolis. His film Rags and Tatters has been selected to be screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

1h 26min | Egypt | 
Arabic with English subtitles

Location: Auditorium, Second Floor

Free Entrance | Seats are Limited

Partners

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC

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