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Cairo Drive طرق القاهرة

Unclassified 15+

17 June

Cairo, Egypt – 20 million people, 23,600 miles of road, two million cars. Taxis, buses, donkey carts and swarms of people all jockey through the obstacle course that is their daily lives.

This documentary explores the life of one of the world's most populated cities from its streets. Shot between 2009 and 2012 (before and during the Egyptian Revolution, and ending with the most recent presidential elections), the film explores the country's collective identity, inherent struggles, and the sentiments that lead through the historic changes taking place in Egypt today.

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  • Sitting at a cultural intersection, Cairo is a city unlike any other, where different faiths, races and social classes all share a few clogged arteries of tarmac.

    For his third documentary, Egyptian/American filmmaker Sherief Elkatsha rides through the congested streets alongside a diverse cast of characters – from taxi drivers to ambulances, from traffic cops to private citizens – capturing the unspoken codes of conduct, frustrations, humour, fatalism and life-or-death decisions of driving in a city where the only rule is that there are no rules.