films – Cinema Akil


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DIRECTED BY
Karam Ghossein, Rabih El-Amine, Chadi Aoun, Ely Dagher, Bassem Breish
Lebanon | PG | 107 min | Documentary | Arabic
VENUE
Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue

WHAT COMES AROUND - 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’.

THE STREET OF DEATH AND OTHER STORIES - The place of beginnings: a suburb pushed up against Beirut airport. Our turf: a treacherous stretch of highway, separating us from the sea, the roar and shadow of planes bearing down from the sky. The road claims some of us Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Hajooj Kuka
Sudan | N/A | 78 min | Drama | Arabic
VENUE
Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue

A Kasha is a universal offbeat and humorous love story set in a time of civil war - but the war is in Sudan and it’s happening right now. We follow Adnan, an AK47-loving rebel, his long-suffering love interest, Lina and the army dodging Absi, over a fateful 24 hours in a rebel-held area of Sudan.

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DIRECTED BY
Naziha Arebi
Libya | N/A | 97 min | Documentary | Arabic
VENUE
Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
At the turbulent dawn of a nation once cut off from the world, a dynamic group of women from fractured sides of the revolution come together with one hunger in common. Their dream: to form the first national Libyan women's football team. Read More...