A journey through Cairo, led by the voice of the contemporary 'flâneuse' Sein. Her journey leads through the age-old streets, through colonial districts modelled on Paris to new apartments in international style. Using voices from now and from the past, Hala Elkoussy shows how 'the City' is repeatedly reborn, resisting meanings just as recalcitrantly as its eight million inhabitants and in this way becoming into the megalopolis it is today.

Original title
Al bahth an madina - fi awraaq Sein
Filmmaker
Hala Elkoussy
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Egypt, United Kingdom
Year
2012
Medium
HDcam
Length
34’
Language
Arabic
Producer
Hala Elkoussy
Production Company
Folkestone Triennial
Sales
Hala Elkoussy
Writer
Hala Elkoussy
Editor
Hala Elkoussy
Production Design
Hala Elkoussy
Sound Design
Hala Elkoussy