African FILM FESTIVAL New Zealand

Online Festival for entire Australasia 10 December 2021 to 7 January 2022


GENRE: Drama
LENGTH: 97 minutes
LOCATIONS: Egypt, USA, Austria
DIRECTOR: A. B. Shawsky
LANGUAGES: Arabic with English subtitles


Beshay – a man cured of leprosy – has never left the leper colony in the Egyptian desert where he has lived since childhood. Following the death of his wife, he finally decides to go in search of his roots. With his meagre possessions strapped to a donkey cart, he sets out. Quickly joined by Obama, the Nubian orphan he has taken under his wing, Beshay will cross Egypt and confront the world with all its sorrows, its hardships and moments
of grace, in his quest for a family, a place to belong, a little humanity . . .

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