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Tamer El Said’s ambitious debut feature tells the fictional story of a filmmaker from downtown Cairo played by Khalid Abdalla (The Kite Runner, United 93, Green Zone, The Square) as he struggles to capture the soul of a city on edge while facing loss in his own life. Shot in Cairo, Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin during the two years before the outbreak of revolution in Egypt, the film’s multi-layered stories are a visually rich exploration of friendship, loneliness and life in cities shaped by the shadows of war and adversity.

“Visual poetry...tense with anticipation and restlessness...It’s hard to amply describe its pleasures in words.”  Little White Lies

Presented by Rola Nashef, MSU Department of Media & Information, Producer and Director Detroit Unleaded

Cosponsored by:

Global Urban Studies Program

Anthropology Department

Muslim Studies Program

Dean’s Office, College of Social Science

Residential College in the Arts & Humanities (RCAH)

School of Planning, Design and Construction

African Studies Center

Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID)

Department of History

Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities


In conjunction with Cities of the Arab World Conference

Thursday, February 14, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Green Room (Main Library: 4 West)
Library Film Series