The Fox Theatre
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CLASHDirected by Mohamed Diab. 2016. Egypt, France. 97 minutes. Arabic with English subtitles. Toronto Premiere.
In the summer of 2013, clashes erupted across Cairo between the military and Muslim Brotherhood supporters. This utterly harrowing film explores the conflict, as well as a cross-section of Egyptian society, from within the confines of a single police van. The impressive cinematography captures both the gruelling claustrophobia of being detained inside a cramped van and also the vast, free-flowing chaos of coursing crowds in open streetssometimes all within a single shot.
I'M NOT ALONEDirected by
Malakootikhah. 2017. Iran. 2.5 minutes.
This delightful animation may be short and quirky, but it is also cleverly insightful. Social media and networked devices are great at letting us feel connected and compassionate, but what do we actually gain from this connectivity? Amin Malakkotikhah takes a look at what a "Like" is really worth.