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Cairo – “Al Quds Al Arabi”: The Egyptian short film “Tuk Tok” directed by Mohamed Khader won the award for the best short fiction film at the 29th Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, USA.
This is considered one of the international festivals eligible to compete for the Oscars.
This is the film’s second participation in an Oscar-qualified festival after the Cleveland Festival.
The film is now shown at the Durban International Film Festival in South Africa, which takes place from July 22 to next month. The work is inspired by a true story and revolves around Walaa, who is trying to provide an income for her family after her husband immigrated abroad illegally. Circumstances force her to work as a tuk-tuk driver to get into many problems and face the negative aspects of society such as violence, harassment, and male control over the tuk-tuk market.
“Tok Tok” is produced by Rami Yaqoub, Sherine Alaa and Muhammad Khader and co-written by Sherif Abdel Hadi. It stars Ilham Wajdi, Ashraf Mahdi, Muhammad Khamis, Nada Akram, Omar Rashid, Mary Gerges, artistic producer Yahya Al-Gharib, soundtrack by Seif El-Din Hilal, and from Directed, photographed and edited by Mohamed Khader.