26 minutes, 2011
Director : Davide MORANDINI et Fabio LUCCHINI (Italy)
Production : Rossellini Film & TV, One People Film (Italy)
Bulaq is a district in the historic centre of Cairo. For thirty years the people living there have been fighting the Egyptian government who want to take the area over to build tourism infrastructures. The January 25th Revolution gave them hope… But the situation remains uncertain.
Fabio LUCCHINI is a young researcher in social anthropology and the anthropology of Islam at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.
He is also a freelance writer and director. He was cameraman and photography assistant on “Rototom Sunsplash” in 2009. “Bulak” is his first film.
A young freelance journalist, working in both Rome and London, Davide MORANDINI has written for several international online magazines such as Frontline Club London or Il Sole 24 Ore. During his stay in Egypt, he worked as a photojournalist for the Egyptian periodical Bikya Masr. He is a graduate of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, specializing in the Middle East. “Bulak” is his first film.