Egyptian Director, Selim El Sadek's, new short film, entitled, "The Dance, Music, and Fashion of Cairo's Youth," has made our jaws drop. Set against the backdrop of a darkwave electronic track, and an intense narration outlining the inner-feelings of Cairo's underground artists. Gut-wrenching and visceral, the film in 4 minutes and 40 seconds discusses the lives of a youth that has never been seen in this way before. A guided tour if you will, the film takes you all over Cairo, and it's a trip you want to take.
Posted on curatorial platform, Nowness last weekend, El Sadek says this about his project, "the past six years have been a whirlwind for our generation. At a young age, we've experienced anger, victory, hope, defeat and unimaginable grief. This rapidly changing mixture of feelings has caused confusion but helped mould our identities into what they are today. I wanted to film those who are still fighting amidst repression for their right to a space for themselves. The characters all play a version of themselves, one that is enhanced by the gaze of the camera, but true to their worldview."