AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Youssef Chahine

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Youssef Chahine’s Cairo

The late, great Egyptian director Youssef Chahine shot this drama/documentary/biography on Cairo for television in 1991. As brilliant and beautiful a depiction of the city as any, Chahine infused the story with his usual political narratives–power, wealth, poverty, racial diversity, corruption and love. It is truly the most fantastic portrayal of Cairo ever produced. Chahine was also