A Resident of the City / Ahad Sokan Al-Madina

country, year

Egypt, 2012

genre

experimental

running time

17′

directed by

Ahmed Gharib

language

Arabic

subtitles

English

synopsis

In the city, some lead a privileged life, while others live a wretched existence, but at least they are free. A dog’s life in the Egyptian capital.

A Resident of the City is told and shot entirely from the perspective of a stray dog that lives in the big city and is a political metaphor for finding and defending your own space.

about the author

Ahmed Gharib is an Egyptian filmmaker. He studied cinema at the High Institute of Cinema in Cairo.