Tamer El Said’s debut film, “In the Last Days of the City” will be screened at 7 p.m. Friday in the IU Cinema.
A part of the International Arthouse Series, El Said’s fictional story tells the tale of a filmmaker from downtown Cairo who is trying to capture the “soul of a city on edge.” “In the Last Days of the City” explores themes of loneliness, friendship and life within places effected by war and adversity, according to the IU Cinema web page.
El Said, a filmmaker living between Berlin and Cairo, will be giving an extended on-stage interview at 4 p.m. before the screening of his film. El Said has produced more than 250 documentaries in 58 countries and has won several international awards for his work. He has also founded the Cimatheque - Alternative Film Centre in Egypt, a multipurpose teaching and programming center for the community of independent film-making, according to the IU Cinema web-page.
The on-stage interview of El Said and screening of “In the Last Days of the City” are both free events. “In the Last Days of the City” will be screened a second time at 7 p.m. Saturday at the IU Cinema. More information about these events can be found at the IU Cinema website.