Cochise College Film Screening: "The Tentmakers of Cairo"


Blueberry Cafe
1113 G Ave
85607 Douglas , AZ


Sat, 04/02/2022 - 6:00pm

From IMDb:

"Filmed over three years, "The Tentmakers of Cairo" tells the story of Egypt's struggle with democracy through the lives of a small community of artists striving to maintiain their ancient art form. A feature length documentary with unprecedented access to a small Egyptian communitiy licated in the heart of Old Islamic Cairo. The story spans three turbulent years, from Egypt's 25th January 2011 revolution through to the June 2014 election of Abdel Fatah al Sisi as President of the Arab Republic of Egypt. It is a story of Egypt's revolution and the ongoing turmoil through the eyes of ordinary Egyptians who are not only struggling to maintain their culture, but also simply trying to survive".

Watch the trailer

Presenter: Dr Amy Newhall, retired professor of MENAS and CMES governing board director

Director: Kim Beamish

Language: Arabic (with English subtitles)

Length: 99 minutes

This event is co-sponsored by the Liberal Arts College at Cochise, Latin American Studies, and the Border Arts Corridor, and will follow the Douglas Arts Walk held from 3-6 PM. 

Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public!