The Tentmakers of Cairo: premiere screening @ Room
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May 11, 2015 7:00pm
Organized by: ROOM Art Space, Dance Studio & Cafe.
Venue: ROOM Art Space, Dance Studio & Cafe.
Address: 10 Etehaad Al Mohamin st., Garden City, Cairo, Egypt

The feature documentary 'The Tentmakers of Cairo' is to have a screening at ٍROOM and we would love you to attend, the director Kim Beamish will also be joining for Qs & As.
After the success of our world premiere at the prestigious Visions du Reel Film Festival in Nyon, Switzerland and after being awarded the Prix Buyens-Chagoll we look forward to showing you our film here in Egypt
This documentary brings us to the heart of Islamic Cairo, to ‘Khayameya’ also known as the Tent Market, where a group of Egyptian artisans make a living of the ancient pharaonic art of patchwork. Australian documentary maker Kim Beamish spent three turbulent years – from 2011 until 2014 – in the shops and ateliers of the tentmakers . He made a film about Egypt's struggle with democracy through the lives of the small community of artists striving to maintain their ancient art form.
This film takes the viewer on a journey into a part of Egypt many will never visit, well beyond the Pyramids and papyrus, away from the square and behind the images seen on the nightly news. This is Egypt’s revolution through the eyes of a group of Egyptians who are not only struggling to maintain their culture, but also simply trying to survive.

Duration: 94 minutes
Language: Arabic with English subtitles