Cairo Drive

Synopsis: A documentary that explores the life of one of the world's most populated cities from its streets. Shot in 2009-2012 (before and during the Egyptian revolution, and ending with the most recent presidential elections), the film explores the country's collective identity, inherent struggles, and the sentiments that lead through the historic changes taking place in Egypt today. For his third documentary, Egyptian/ American filmmaker Sherief Elkatsha rides through the congested streets alongside a diverse cast of characters-from taxi drivers to ambulances, from traffic cops to private citizens-capturing the unspoken codes of conduct, frustrations, humor, fatalism, and life-or-death decisions of driving in a city where the only rule is: there are no rules.
Director(s): Sherief Elkatsha
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.9
Year:
2013
77 min
3 Views

MUSIC:

AUDIENCE LAUGHTER

AUDIENCE LAUGHTER

MUSIC:

MUSIC:

HORNS BEEPING:

Its flowing todayor Im

making it flow actually

Im driving pretty fast.

MUSIC:

'Ghorza' is a stitch.

Its like when you pass in

between them, very squeezed.

HORNS BEEPING:

Right here, what I

did right now.

This is also another stitch.

I just wanna go!

Its more of a video game.

HORNS BEEPING:

HORNS BEEPING:

HORNS BEEPING:

MEN YELLING:

QUICK HORN BEEPS

SLOW HORN BEEPS:

HORN BEEPS:

HORNS BEEPING:

LAUGHTER:

MUSICAL HORN BEEPING

QUICK HORN BEEPS

MUSIC:

MUSIC:

HORNS BEEPING:

HORNS BEEPING:

BUS HORN:

Yaani were a highly

communicative

civilization, yeah.

Because youve gotta interact!

Im interacting with everybody.

where its extremely crowded

and the Law is not

really that clear

We could say about

Cairo thatthatuh...

The human side of people

is actually so thirsty

to come out

it wants to come

out, it wants to be.

LAUGHTER:

VIDEOGAME THEME:

MUSIC:

AUDIENCE LAUGHTER

MUSIC:

MUSIC:

HORNS:

CHEERING:

CHILDREN SINGING

One, two, three...

Red, red, red, red means stop.

Green, green, green,

green means go.

Yellow, yellow, yellow,

yellow means wait.

Anybody want some chewing gum?

QUICK HORN BEEPS

Sorry!

SHRIEK:

SIRENS:

SLOW HORN BEEPS:

BANG:

Sorry, sorry.

Oh my god.

So you have to always try and

read what the person is doing.

I dont get what this

guys doing right now,

I think hes coming back.

I think we should not be

fighting anymore and I think...

MUSIC:

MUSICAL SIREN:

MUSIC:

LIVE MUSIC:

Alright this is the best

time to drive in Cairo

at night.

I would never,

never drive here!

Id be putting my life and

other peoples lives at risk

theyve got an invisible

language, you know.

Flashing lights here

means I might kill you.

Stop. Or Go.

You don't know...

and the constant hooting of

cars, its their language.

Its a chaotic city and

everything kind of works.

MUSIC:

MUSIC:

HORNS BEEPING:

LAUGHTER:

HORNS BEEPING:

LAUGHTER:

CHEERING:

CALL TO PRAYER:

CHILDREN SINGING

MUSIC:

Its not at all

where I want to be.

No idea.

I tend to want to go there.

Hell now take you?

Hes going to show me the way.

So now, we have to show

him that we can drive

Right, here.

Were getting my

drivers license.

Its the second try,

I hope theyre going to at

least let me go through

and try the exam.

Because last time I didnt

even reach the exam.

I mean if I would

have done the exam,

I feel confident that

I would have passed.

You know, so I think the

intention is what counts.

You know, the fact that we

came all the way out here,

and showed our face, and

So uh, yeah, I didnt

even do the exam

no Im very happy.

The picture is terrible though.

LAUGHTER:

Yes, Kaws gonna start

driving, exactly.

LAUGHTER:

MUSIC:

Where am I?

We are, parallel to the Nile.

I reckon, that were going

to turn right here, no?

Its pretty but

MUSIC:

MUSIC:

SIRENS:

We came over as a family,

we came over working for

an American oil company.

Weve been here for

about 12 years.

We lost our daughter

in a road accident.

We lost our daughter

in a road accident.

She was a pedestrian,

out for the evening,

She was a pedestrian,

out for the evening,

with some friends.

My daughter started

to cross first,

she got half way

across the road,

and saw that her friends

had not followed.

She turned around to go

back to her friends,

and didnt notice the bus

coming, in the fast lane,

with no lights on

and speeding, and

she was struck.

There was a policeman,

standing near by.

Um, he picked my

daughter up, and um

and took her to the hospital.

Carried her in his arms,

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