IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY
In Tamer El Said’s In the Last Days of the City (2016), Khalid Abdalla plays a filmmaker from downtown Cairo who struggles to capture the soul of a city on edge while the world changes around him—from personal love and loss to the fall of the Mubarak regime. Friends send him footage and stories from Berlin, Baghdad, and Beirut, creating a powerful, multilayered meditation on togetherness, the tactile hold of cities, and the meaning of homeland. Shot in the two years before the outbreak of revolution in Egypt, the is director Tamer El Said’s feature debut.
Tamer El Said (director) will join moderator Laila Shereen Sakr (Film and Media Studies, UCSB) for a post-screening discussion.