** The film is in the Sheffield Docfest Videotheque, available to view for all delegates. **

What on earth is an Egyptian doing painting the walls of a condemned block of flats in East London? The Kingsland social housing estate lies in ruins, synonymous with crime and brutality. Taking Over The King’s Land follows artist Nazir Tanbouli and his self appointed task to take over the condemned housing estate and cover it with art. He battles the endless rain, lack of funds and the bitter weather of the “British summer.” Can art counter the urban atmosphere of deprivation, blight and neglect? Can it help Naz come to terms with life as an émigré Egyptian in London?

This is the short trailer for the completed film. See http;// for info and EPK

The official website for the film is, for bios, EPK, lots of stills and more.

Editing courtesy of Focal Rhythm Productions
Sound Max Krook
Music by Massar Egbari, Egypt's biggest rock band


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