Koka, the Butcher

Máté Bence - 38'
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SCREENINGS

2019.01.29 15:45 Tickets
2019.01.31 17:45 Tickets

SYNOPSIS

Koka is a respected figure in Cairo's suburban scene of pigeon fighters. His life revolves around the races, in which whole areas clash in a contest to hunt and capture each other's pigeons.
Living for one's passion, however, violates the norms of Koka's conservative area, Garbage City, where Cairo's Christian garbage collectors live. As the face-off against one of the strongest areas in town draws nearer, the 30-year-old faces unbearable social pressure to leave pigeoneering behind, settle down and marry. A race against time begins in a peculiar world where pigeons are the foremost source of martial spirit and pride.
For the first time the legendary pigeon races of Cairo are captured on camera.

Ambassador of the film: Zoltán Orbán (spokesman of the Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society)

AWARDS

Best Short Film @ Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, USA / Best Short Film @ Boston Short Film Festival, USA / Audience Award @ Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival, Belgium

CATEGORY

#nakedshorts

CAST

DIRECTOR:
Máté Bence
PRODUCER:
Florian Schewe
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Pákozdi Ágnes, Houssam Shahine, Spáh Károly
EDITOR:
Naaman Bishara

INFORMATION

Country:
Germany
Original language:
Arabic
Year:
2018

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Duration:
38 min