The Tentmakers of Cairo (2015)
1h 40min · Documentary, News · 21 April 2015
Filmed over three years, 'The Tentmakers of Cairo' tells the story of Egypt's struggle with democracy through the lives of a small community of artists striving to maintain their ancient art form. A feature length documentary with unprecedented access to a small Egyptian community located in the heart of Old Islamic Cairo. The story spans three turbulent years, from Egypt's 25th January 2011 revolution through to the June 2014 election of Abdel Fatah al Sisi as President of the Arab Republic of Egypt. It is a story of Egypt's revolution and the ongoing turmoil through the eyes of ordinary Egyptians who are not only struggling to maintain their culture, but also simply trying to survive.
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