THE TENTMAKERS OF CAIRO (SUNNA‘ AL-KHEYAM FE AL-QAHIRA)
Kim Beamish | Egypt, Australia 2015 | 94 Min. | OmeU
For over three years we follow a community of artisans whose craft has remained largely untouched since Pharaonic times. They try and make sense of Egypt’s recent history, as their hands stitch incredibly detailed designs. It is a story of Egypt’s revolution through the eyes of a group of Egyptians who are not only struggling to maintain their culture, but also simply trying to survive. The Tentmakers of Cairo is a journey into a part of Egypt many will never visit, well beyond the Pyramids and papyrus, and behind many of the images seen on the nightly news.