Scene from the film The Visit
Scene from the film The Visit
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The Visit

  • Egypt
  • Germany
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An inspection team from the World Bank arrives in an Egyptian village a few years after the revolution to assess how the transformation of agricultural management has progressed since the political upheaval. All of the activities are, as required, recorded by a television crew. We watch a drainage channel being built and visit the local museum. Everything seems to be as it should. However, the documentary’s authors leave the camera switched on even after the television crew has finished their work. As a result, the official record includes behind-the-scenes views and the members of the television crew become just additional actors in the film. The carefully arranged scene becomes an absurdly active image with advertising overtones.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Marouan Omara, Nadia Mounier
  • DOP
    Islam Kamal
  • Sound
    Michael Fawzy
  • Duration
    42 min (31-45 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Egypt
    • Germany
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Ji.hlava IDFF 2015
    • CinemAfrica, Sweden
    • Luxor African Film Festival
    • Goethe Film Week, Cairo, Egypt
    • Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival
    • 6° Lima Independiente International Film Festival
    • Encounters South African international documentary film festival
    • Cairo Cinema Days is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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