2020, Sat, Aug 08

Desert View | Telematch Shelter

D: Daniel Kötter, Constanze Fischbeck, Germany/Egypt 2018, 83 min, OV with English subtitles | D: Wael Shawky, Egypt 2008, 4min, OV no dialogue

Desert View, film still | Source: Arsenal

Desert View, film still | Source: Arsenal

Desert View

D: Daniel Kötter, Constanze Fischbeck, Germany/Egypt 2018, 83 min, OV with English subtitles

Desert View studies the building and living in the semi-finished satellite city Madinaty, located in the desert east of Cairo, and allows a closer look at the dreams of the Egyptian middle and upper classes. The film was made during a four-week residency experiment, to which the filmmakers had invited the three-generation Barakat family from the informal residential district Bashtil as a sort of cinematic diary. The temporary residents of Madinaty, filmmaker and Barakat family, captured their observations and experiences of architecture from their respective perspectives and cameras.

Telematch Shelter

D: Wael Shawky, Egypt 2008, 4min, OV no dialogue

Demonstrated through a looping video, Telematch Shelter is about the aspiration of a rural Bedouin society to develop into a prosperous farming community.