Staging the City – Cairo Cinemagraphs

A Project by Magdalena Kallenberger // Assistant: Abla Mohamed

Staging the City – Cairo Cinemagraphs is an ongoing project documenting public spaces in Cairo. We are looking for small sceneries, little interactions and untold stories happening within the frame. Small shops, snack bars, bakeries and other small businesses, their owners and employees, streetsellers and passersby in different districts of Cairo. Small moments and random incidents, captured and repeated in an endless loop. Starting point is always one street or square, where we spent one day observing, filming and documenting. So far we were in Downtown, Dokki, Heliopolis and Ard El Lewa. Further excursions to New Cairo, Giza, Shubra, Maadi and other parts of town are in progress.

Staging the City – Part III: El Dokki 2015

Part I: Downtown Cairo / Wust el Balad (2015)
Part II: El Dokki (2015)
Part III: Heliopolis / Masr el Gedidah (2015)
Part IV: Ard El Lewa (2015)