Poster - Microbus

Nour is a 17-year-old Egyptian girl. After finishing her school day, her brother calls to say he is running late. Nour has to take a microbus to avoid being late for work, she approaches one driver and asks him about his route and if there are microbuses that can take her close to her destination. The driver confirms and asks her to get in. After the microbus empties, Nour is left with the driver along the desert highway. Little by little Nour realizes the vulnerability of her situation. Not knowing that this trip will forever change her.

Director’s biography

Maggie Kamal is an Egyptian American writer, director and producer based in NYC. She was awarded the Ostrovsky Family Fund grant for her thesis screenplay Microbus which later won the special judges award at City Visions. Microbus later had its European Premiere at Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival and won best short film award at Festival De Cine Africano and was selected in Carthage Film Festival 2022 and had its US premiere at the Academy Award qualifying Cinequest Film Festival and it continues to tour the global festivals circuit.

Director: Maggie Kamal
Genre: Drama
Year: 2022
Duration: 9 minutes
Rating: 18+
Country: Egypt
Language: Arabic (Egypt)
Subtitling: English
Screenplay: Maggie Kamal
Cast: Dalia Shawky, Sabour Abu El Dahab
Cinematography: Kamal Samir
Editing: The Cell Post House, FilmLab Post House
Production: Maggie Kamal
Awards: Best short film award-Jury award - Festival de cine Africano de tarifa – Tarifa, Spain - 202
Début Status: Jordanian Première

Screening Date & Time

August 19, 2023
6:00 pm
TAJ Cinema 4
August 20, 2023
8:00 pm
TAJ Cinema 6
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