San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies presents
Egyptian Contemporary Film Series
After years of being away in the United States, Khaled returns to his hometown of Alexandria for his mother’s funeral. Upon his return, he attempts to make a fresh start by mending ties with his father and his former lover. His efforts are in vain as both relationships prove to be irreconcilable. While spending time walking the streets of Alexandria, Khaled stumbles upon youth struggling for their under-ground music bands, art, and ideas. Enthralled by their stories, his life soon becomes intertwined with theirs. The film, released on the day the revolution erupted in 2011, speaks to a young, innovative, and unrestrained generation.
Each film will be followed by a brief discussion moderated by Dr. Adel Iskandar.
For the full list of films, please click here.