I Didn't Know Cairo Was That Big

Indonesia, Germany, Venezuela.. They had a long journey behind them. Three people from three different continents, chose of free will to spend their lives in a fourth utterly diverse continent. This documentary reveals the everyday life of three expats who came to Egypt for various purposes.

The film depicts the city’s impact on them and their adaptation to life in Egypt, along with how they themselves contributed to influencing some of their fellow Egyptian friends. Instead of watching them talk about what they do on a daily basis, you’ll get to watch them doing it.

In a non-traditional documentary approach, you’ll get to comprehend why those expats chose to settle in Egypt when native Egyptians decided to leave their land; a movie with shades of culture diversity, lifestyles variety, and a social inclusiveness; the similarities between the cultures lurk in the places least expected.

  • Ebtesam Mokhtar
    Director
  • Lina Al-Gizawy
    Writer
  • Sara Emam
    Writer
  • Group of Cairo University Students
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    لم أعرف أن القاهرة بهذا الحجم
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    documentary
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    Egypt
  • Country of Filming:
    Egypt
  • Language:
    Arabic, English, German
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University
Director Biography - Ebtesam Mokhtar

Freelance writer and filmmaker from Egypt. Graduated at Faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University. "I Didn't Know Cairo Was That Big" is her graduation project.

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