Director's Visual Concept

I work with a form that blends documentary and fiction genres to accentuate the uncomfortable yet enchanting reality of everyday life. The film embraces the natural warm colours of Cairo to convey to the audience the mood of the city that is mirrored in the film. Ein Shams captures my commitment to exploring alternative styles of cinematic expression made possible by digital media. In the absence of big budgets and technical equipment, I employ the resources made available to me. The film combines natural settings and events with staged performances and employs both trained and non-professional actors and technical crew.