Festival year: 2016
Instead of going to school, Egyptian teenagers Abdallah, Bika and Sharon ride their tuk-tuk (a motorized cycle cab) to transport their passengers in the busy, sun-drenched streets of Cairo. That way, they make a living for their poor families. Despite their busy work schedule, the boys find time to have fun every now and then, like ordinary children.
Driving the small tuk-tuks through the bustling streets of the Egyptian capital is a dangerous undertaking. The boys are targeted by thieves, policemen and competing cab drivers. Corrupt officials are on their back, and street robbers try to steal their expensive tuk-tuks.
Their poor transport wages are spent on living expenses, which leaves them little pocket money. They occasionally earn enough to go gaming, but most of the time their hard-earned pounds serve to feed hungry family members. Nonetheless, the three friends seize every opportunity to have fun and play.
Humorous and touching portrait of three teenagers in post-revolutionary Egypt, where poverty is still rife and children are forced to grow up prematurely.
Egypt 2015, 78 min.
Spoken language: Arabic
Official website: http://www.tuk-tukfilm.com
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 21:15
After the film, Laila-Al Zwaini will do a Q&A with director Romany Saad.
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 19:30
After the film, Dick Wittenberg will do a Q&A with director Romany Saad
Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 21:30
After the film, Rena Netjes will do a Q&A with director Romany Saad