Cat is his fifth and, by far, most violent movie
turned movie maker turns camera on Egyptian slums
ABU DHABI (Reuters) After working as a war cameraman buy canada goose jacket for 18 years, getting buy canada goose jacket cheap injured twice along the canada goose factory sale way, Egyptian journalist Ibrahim al Batout decided to get canada goose clearance canada goose outlet away from the real life violence and make movies.
Egyptian director Ibrahim El Batout (C) poses with actors Salah Al Hanafy (L) and Amr Waked during the photocall of the movie “El sheita elli fat (Winter of discontent)” at the 69th Venice Film Festival in Venice September 1, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi
The movie stars Egyptian actor Amr Waked who most recently appeared canada goose coats on sale alongside Scarlett Johansson in Luc Besson as a gangster searching for Canada Goose Online his kidnapped daughter, a quest that exposes the grimmest side of cheap canada goose uk life in Cairo slums.
In one of the opening scenes, organ traffickers remove the kidneys from kidnapped street children, dumping their bodies. A girl is saved from the same cheap Canada Goose fate only when her kidnappers decide they can make more money selling her off into a child marriage.
specifically said to myself this time I want to canada goose uk shop see blood and I want to see uk canada goose outlet violence in this film because Canada Goose Outlet it hurts me. It hurts me to know that we have more than 4 million homeless kids on the street and it hurts canada goose coats to see how women are dealt with as a commodity in this part of the world, Batout told Reuters.
A recent study by the Egyptian government put the number of street children at 3 million while some non governmental organizations say it is 4 canada goose clearance sale million.
The 51 year old director, who has won canadian goose jacket awards for canada goose black friday sale his documentaries, started making feature films in 2004. Cat is his fifth and, by far, most violent movie.
I Canada Goose Jackets started making fiction it was because I hated reality Canada Goose Parka so I wanted to create a reality that I could deal with, Batout said.
The overthrow of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in 2011 canada goose meant Batout witnessed some of the kind of violence he had seen in conflicts in Iran, Iraq, Rwanda and Chechnya, but uk canada goose this time in his own country.
caused me to re live all what I was escaping from in canada goose store my films, Batout said.
had been careful before not to project too much negativity on the viewers but then I thought: am I Canada Goose Coats On Sale doing? Why am I covering this up?
LITTLE EXPLORED From organ trafficking to child marriages, Cat tackles problems that are little Canada Goose online explored in Egyptian cinema.
The film star, Waked worked on a documentary canada goose uk black friday in the slum neighborhood where the movie was shot, and met dozens of people who had sold their kidneys for less than $1,500.
you imagine it was for as little as that? You have people who are poor and who are working three shifts to support their families but it is still not enough, Waked said.
Batout added: like so many things that don make sense in our lives, things that are not logical at all and somehow we continue to live with them. So making canada goose uk outlet movies about them becomes one way of healing for me.
Despite tackling women rights, there are no big female roles in the movie, something Canada Goose sale Batout said was a deliberate choice.
are not there because that is what it is like jacketstock for them in the real world, it is the men who are dominating.
Cat is the second collaboration between Batout and Waked, who believes the subject matter will have global appeal and will cause a stir in Egyptian cinemas.