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Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center (ILC), Room 130
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85719 Tucson , AZ


Wed, 10/03/2018 - 7:00pm


Part of the Fall 2018 Film Series: Contested Spaces

Click here to watch the trailer

From The Irish Times

Claustrophobics are advised to steer clear of this deliciously high-concept drama, set entirely in the back of paddywagon. An introductory scroll reminds us of the context for this nail-biting political thriller. The year is 2013, just after the Egyptian military toppled the Muslim Brotherhood government of Mohamed Morsi. Army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has seized power. Violent clashes between supporters and opponents of the then-elected Muslim Brotherhood government, are erupting all over Cairo.

The police respond with chaotic bluster, by throwing two journalists – Adam (Hany Adel) and his photographer Zein (Mohamed El Sebaey) – into the van. The detainees are soon joined by demonstrators celebrating Morsi’s ousting, and later, by pro-Brotherhood activists.

Tensions (understandably) rise in the 8m-squared space, often between those who are nominally on the same side....


Mohamed Diab

Country of Origin 
Egypt, France

Arabic (English Subtitles)

Year/ Length 
2016/ 97 min

Mohammed al-Sammak