Like Virgil in the Divine Comedy, Shehab – a charismatic Egyptian dwarf – leads us through the neglected graves of Al Qarafa, where the living co-exist with the dead.
Al-Qarafa is a surreal short documentary shot in Cairo. It’s a glimpse of a veiled reality that even Egypt itself wants to ignore preferring to glorify the past of the Pharaohs and their glamorous cemeteries rather than face the present of Al-Qarafa with its dead and living inhabitants.
Ischia Film Festival
Ischia, Italy - July 2011
Festival Internacional de Cine Politico
Buenos Aires, Argentina - March 2011
Kerry International Film Festival
Kerry, Ireland - October 2010
Sedicicorto Internation Film Festival
Forlí, Italy - October 2010
Addis Ababa International Festival
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - March 2010
Salento Finibus Terrae Film Festival
Ostuni, Italy - July 2010
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