Cairo Drive

Cairo Drive (Film) and Screen Talk: A visceral humorous portrait of Cairo - awarded Best Arab Documentary at Abu Dhabi Film Festival - by Egyptian-American director Sherief Elkatsha. Between 2009 and 2012, Sherief let his camera roam the jam packed roads of this rampantly urban space. By talking to taxi drivers, traffic police, private citizens, politicians, children and ambulance drivers, he has created a Middle Eastern ‘road movie’ that takes us through the labyrinth of Egyptian society and culture as they manifest themselves on Cairo’s roads. Screening on 1 October, 2014 at the Barbican followed by a screen talk with director Sherief Elkatsha and film scholar Alisa Lebow.