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11 min. Arabic.

A man returns to his neighborhood looking for his brother. He confronts the destruction of his old home, which has become a featureless wasteland. He keeps looking for his brother’s traces, but all he finds is the urban legend about his disappearance.

Maged Nader, born in 1990 in Cairo, Egypt, is a filmmaker. He received his bachelor degree from High Cinema Institute at the Academy of Arts, Cairo, in 2011 and studied camera and hand processing super 8 and 16mm film in workshops at Cimatheque – Alternative Film Centre in Cairo. He has directed four short films and a music video in Super 8 and digital formats. Now, he is working as a program coordinator at Cimatheque Cairo. This is his second appearance in Forum Expanded.

Production Maged Nader. Production company Maged Nader (Cairo, Egypt). Director Maged Nader. Cinematography Maged Nader. Sound design Sara Kaddouri. Sound Bassam Farahat. With Amgad Reyad, Mohamed El Noss.


2010: Tawasol (8 min.). 2011: Daily Visit (11 min.). 2012: 1772 (6 min.). 2014: Corner. 2015: Fathy la yaeesh hona baad ala'n / Fathy doesn't live here anymore (16 min., Forum Expanded 2016). 2019: Moazzam ma yalla haqeqy / Most of What Follows Is True.

Photo: © Maged Nader

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