films – Cinema Akil


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DIRECTED BY
Erige Sehiri
Tunisia | N/A | 75 min | Drama | Arabic
VENUE
Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
Tunisian railroaders call it “the normal way” because it is the only railroad in the country built according to international standards. However, for those working on it, nothing seems normal. Abderahim (a.k.a. Abee), an assistant train driver, uses his job as inspiration, as well as a way to finance his first professional rap album. Despite the possible consequences, Issam Fitati publicises the grave social and technical deficiencies of the railway company. The first-ever female train driver, Afef fights against her family in order to transform her job into a career. Ahmed, a former artis Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Soudade Kaadan
Syria | N/A | 95 min | Drama | Arabic
VENUE
Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
Syria 2011, between water outages and power cuts, all Sana dreams about is a hot shower. She is not interested in politics. She has a nine years old kid that she needs to take care of, and an absent husband working in Saudi Arabia to support the family. Now, she can’t even cook since the country is hit by a Gas crisis. She takes the day off to go out searching for a place to buy a gas cylinder. The road to the distributor is far away and she has to pass by people who have lost their shadows Read More...