films – Cinema Akil


WAREHOUSE 68, ALSERKAL AVENUE
AL QUOZ INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT
DUBAI, UAE

Sign up to our mailing list

  Now Showing 

DIRECTED BY
Reem Saleh
Egypt | N/A | 105 min | Documentary | Arabic
VENUE
Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue

In Rod El Farag, one of the poorest residential areas in Cairo, obtaining meat, fruit and daily bread is a constant struggle, but the sense of community shared by the inhabitants helps them to some extent overcome their hardships through a social practice known as ‘al Gami’ya’, or ‘the assembly’.

Read More...


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...