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Atteyat Al-Abnoudy

Al-Sandawich (The Sandwich)

12' - 1975 - Dialogue: Arabic
Director: Atteyat Al-Abnoudy
The Sandwich explores the daily life and work of children in Abnoud, a rural village located 600 kilometres to the south of Cairo, where the trains that carry the tourists to the south of Egypt pass through without stopping.

The Sandwich explores the daily life and work of children in Abnoud, a rural village located 600 kilometres to the south of Cairo, where the trains that carry the tourists to the south of Egypt pass through without stopping. A boy outsmarts the meagerness of his circumstances by dripping goat’s milk on a piece of stale bread and turning it into a special sandwich.

Film prints courtesy of Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art.

“I believe film is a language I can use to say many things, a poem, a short story. I once made a film without a single word in it about one day in the life of children in the village of Abnoud. At lunch, you know, they take their bread and go to the cow’s udder for milk, just to have something on the bread! That’s how poor they are.”

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Credits

Director

Atteyat Al-Abnoudy

More information

Dialogue

Arabic

Countries of production

Egypt

Year

1975

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