Garden City, a small but pivotal neighborhood. Since the turn of the 19th century, it has been the seat of the world's political powers in the Egyptian capital.

The film takes us on a journey through abandoned villas, opulent salons, foreign embassies, threatened businesses and rooftop living rooms. Houses turn into witnesses as they make flesh of history's turmoil. Residents and dwellings become a voice telling a story of hope, rupture and endurance.

Far from political correctness, all stereotypes dropped, a glimpse of truth comes into view. An allegory of contemporary Egypt, the film challenges us to reflect as well on the security obsessions of our world today.

The NEIGHBORS in order of appearance:

 
Mursi
Saad El Din

The Neighbors
Mostafa Serageldin
Aleya Rashad Wafeya Khairy
Dominic Asquith
Hassan
Abdel-Hamid

Ahmad Farid
Francis Richardoni
Mahmoud Sabit
Nadia Ojjeh
Fayza Hassan
Rabie Gouda
Selim Sednaoui
Nicholas & Jocelyn Baskey
Essam
Abdel-Fattah

Irène Rostom
Badreya
Rawya
El-Manesterly

Saad Aly Shlo
Denis & Maria Knobel
Ahmad Bindari
Pierre Gazio
Ibrahim
Abdel-Fattah

Adel Siwi
Azza & Emad Baraka
Ahmad & Badreya Baraka
Khalaf Baraka
Alaa
Al Aswany

Hani & Hisham El-Gabry
Robin Lerner
Mahmoud
Amin El Alem

 

 

 

 

 

Feature-long documentary
Color -105 minutes -16:9
HD CAM & Digital Beta Pal

Production company:
Studio Masr
© 2009 Studio Masr


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sales@studiomasr.com

 

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Credits

director:
Tahani Rached
producer:
Karim Gamal El Din
co-director & line producer:
Mona Assaad
director of photography:
Nancy Abdel-Fattah
editor:
Mohamed Samir
music:
Tamer Karawan
sound recorder:
Sameh Gamal
sound editing:
Salma Radwan
Islam Gouda
Mohab Marwan
sound mixing:
Ahmad Gaber
executive producer:
Nabil Sobhy

 
     
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