Ajyal Film Festival 2024

All Films

On The Road To Downtown (Fi Al Tarik Le ... Wust El Balad)

Arab Feature Competition

Sherif Elbendary / Feature Documentary / Egypt / 2011 / 70 min / Colour / HDCAM
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Politics, Social Issues
World Premiere


Through the lives of the characters and their simple daily details we discover together the downtown neighborhood and feel its spirit which is reflected in the various similar and contradicting worlds which this neighborhood brings together.

About the Directors

Sherif El Bendary was born in Cairo in 1978. He studied film directing at Egypt’s Higher Institute of Cinema and worked as assistant director for many commercial feature films in Egypt. His first documentary “6 Girls…” was awarded Best Documentary, Student Film Festival of Goethe Institute, 2006. His first short feature “Rise And Shine” won the Jury Award at Egypt’s National Film Festival.


Sherif Elbendary
Dalia Suleiman
Emad Maher
Executive Producer
Tamer El Said
Ibrahim Shamel
Mohamed Abdel Raouf
Samir Nabil
Assistant Director
Omar Elhamy

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