15 minutes, 2018
Director and Production : Ahmed ASSEM, Mahmoud KHALED and Omar SHASH (Egypt)
It is one of the most dangerous and deadly workplaces in Egypt. Stonecutters and heavy-plant drivers navigate through clouds of white dust, which then enters their lungs, making breathing difficult. 300 square kilometers of limestone quarries, where 35,000 workers suffer from terrible working conditions, all for the meager salary of $3 to $4 a day.
Ahmed ASSEM, Mahmoud KHALED and Omar SHASH are part of a team of film-makers who graduated from the film department at the Applied Arts Faculty at Helwan University in Cairo.
Together they have made several short films, one of which won the Best Editing Award at the 2018 Masr Dot Bokra Film Festival.