From once being the capital of Egypt during the Pharaonic era and a
sacred location marked by the visit of Jesus and the Virgin Mary, Ein
Shams has become one of Cairo’s poorest and most neglected neighbourhoods.
Through the eyes of Shams, an 11-year-old girl inhabitant of this
neighbourhood, this film captures the sadness and magic that envelops
everyday life in Egypt. In a series of heart-rending events, the diverse
characters of the film showcase the intricacies of Egypt’s political
system and social structure, and give a glimpse into the grievances of
the Middle East region and the complex relationships of its nations. Attendance is free.