In Search of a City (in the Papers of Sein)

  • 34'
  • Egypt
  • 2012
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.

Director
Hala Elkoussy
Premiere
World premiere
Countries of production
Egypt, United Kingdom
Production Year
2012
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
34'
Medium
HDcam
Original title
Al bahth an madina - fi awraaq Sein
Language
Arabic
Producer
Hala Elkoussy
Production Company
Folkestone Triennial
Sales
Hala Elkoussy
Screenplay
Hala Elkoussy
Editor
Hala Elkoussy
Production Design
Hala Elkoussy
Sound Design
Hala Elkoussy