May 5, 2017 3:00–10:00am
May 6, 2017 3:00–10:00pm
May 12, 2017 3:00–10:00pm
May 13, 2017 3:00–10:00pm
|Address:||19A ‘Adly Street Floor 5, Apt. 28, Downtown Cairo, Egypt
|Admission:||Tickets for 15 EGP|
|Event Language:||Arabic, English subtitles|
Homeland: Iraq Year Zero
Arabic, with English subtitles – 334 min
Part 1: 160 minutes, Part II: 174 minutes. 30 min intermission
In February 2002 - about a year before the U.S. invasion - Iraqi filmmaker Abbas Fahdel traveled home from France to capture everyday life as his country prepared for war. He concentrated on family and friends, including his 12-year-old nephew, Haider, as they went about their daily lives, which had come to include planning for shortages of food, water and power. No strangers to war, the Iraqis thought they understood what was coming, and could even manage to be grimly humorous about what they felt would likely be a major and lengthy inconvenience. And then, the war began.
When Fahdel resumed filming in 2003, two weeks after the invasion, daily activities have come to a near standstill, the city is overrun with foreign soldiers, and many areas of Baghdad had been closed off to ordinary citizens. Iraqis endure, seemingly as unwitting as Americans themselves about what further tragedy awaits. Fahdel's epic yet intimate film paints a compelling portrait of people struggling to survive while their civilization, dating back to ancient times, is destroyed around them.
About screening attendance:
- Seating in our space is limited, so first come, first seated.
- All our screenings start 30mins after the announced time.
- Price of the daily membership (Per-screening): 15LE
*Arab Documentary Cinema Package (All screenings April/May)/Individual: 175LE
*Arab Documentary Cinema Package (All screenings for April/May)/Student: 100LE