2016 Edition's Freedom Films

The tentmakers of Cairo

The tentmakers of Cairo

  • Section :Freedom Films
  • Country :Egypt/Australia
  • Production Year :2015
  • Runtime: 94 Minutes

    Director: Kim Beamish

    Screenwriter: Kim Beamish

    Print Contact: kim@nondscript.com

    Synopsis: Amid the tumult of the Arab Spring in Cairo, vendors in a small souk observe the political upheaval while seeking to preserve an ancient tradition of fabric making. The result is a fascinating microcosm of a transitioning nation. In the wake of President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, street celebrations turn to conflict—shops burn to the ground, propaganda spreads, and the fraternal spirit of the marketplace is shattered. The Tentmakers of Cairo traces this story from the beginning and follows each character as they develop with the times.

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