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A road trip through Egypt’s ostracized villages

On the outskirts of Cairo, more than 500 Egyptians with a rare skin and nerve disease live isolated in the Abu Zaabal settlement. This real-life leprosy colony is the setting for Egyptian-Austrian director Abu Bakr Shawky’s film Yommedine (Day of Judgment): the odyssey of a man’s search for his roots and a tale of friendship.  The main protagonist, Beshay […]

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