The film is based on the true story of Kimani N’gan’ga Maruge an ex Kenyan Mau Mau freedom fighter who at the age of 84 went back to school to learn how to read with 6 year olds.
Adam is a 55-year-old pool attendant in Chad. He’s been working the same hotel job for the past 30 years. His son Abdel has taken up the trade and works along him. He’s a fit young man and does more of the physical work. When the new Chinese owners decide to have Adam replaced by his son, he loses his identity and tormented by shame.
Thomas Sankara is unlike other African tyrants after a coup, he disdained wealth and didn’t want his portrait hanged in public places. He reduced his own wage and as well as the wages of Burkina Faso officials and traded in the government’s fleet of Mercedes for Renault Le Cars.
The incredible story of 3 Rwandan children and their dream to take part in the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. A 3000 mile road trip of epic proportions, encountering friends and foes along the way.
It’s 1960, a French military plane has crashed in the South Algerian dessert. A team of paratroopers are sent in to retrieve a mysterious metal brief case. Trapped in a giant sandstorm, a Djinn creature visits them in darkness. They also seek the case.
Well it’s been 4 days and 5 Egyptian centered movies watched. The Egyptian Mini Film Festival has wrapped up. My outlook and understanding of the country really has changed from 5 days prior.
Even though Mansour is the new kingpin, his crime empire is uncertain as families align and fight against each other. The infighting starts alerting the local police and their superiors in Cairo. It’s a touchy situation as no one is free from corruption.
The film is centered on the lives of the people who work and live in the Yacoubian Building in downtown Cairo. At its height, it entertained the famous and powerful alike. A metaphor for Egypt, the building and its inhabitants have faded from its former glory.
Fahir from Indonesia is in Cairo to study his graduate degree in Islam. Other than the occasional game of football, he’s devoted to his studies and is a pious man. So he’s puzzled about why women are giving him love notes.
This action film stars Tito, a thief with a heart of gold. He goes under the tutelage a corrupt high ranking policeman that feeds him leads for robberies. Tito wants to go straight though.
The wife of a UN aid worker travels in Cairo to meet her husband. Upon arrival, she finds he’s been delayed for an indeterminate amount of time. Alone in Cairo, she only has her husband’s former colleague to help her navigate the city. As time passes, they’re drawn to each other.
In light of the recent events in Cairo, it made me understand that I don’t know Egypt at all. We’ve all seen Hollywood films and travel shows, but what does that show us other than caricatures of Arabs, Pyramids and hot tourist spots?