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Monaco Premiere “TUK TUK” Egypt (26:26min)

Written by Mohamed Kheidr & Sherif Abd el Hady; Edited by : Mohamed Kheidr; DP/Cinematography: Mohamed Kheidr; Producers: Sherine Alaa, Mohamed Kheidr, Ramy Yaacoub; Sound Design: Hosny Ali

Starring: Elham Wagdi (Walaa), Ashraf Mahdy (Mahrous), Omar Rashed (Sayed), Mohamed Khamis (Rady), Marie Guergess (Mere de Walaa), Nada Akram (Somaya)

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwGgGta_KKc

SYNOPSIS:

After her husband abandoned her and illegally fled the country, Walaa’s only way to secure income for her family was to drive a Tuk-tuk in a male dominated environment where women struggle. At the risk of being ridiculed, harassed and unaccepted while drowning in debt she embarks on a journey to fight for her livelihood. The film touches upon many needle moving topics like the struggles women face when they take on roles traditionally occupied by men. It also centers on the problem of Egyptian female debtors who go to jail for failing to pay back money they couldn’t afford not to borrow and many hot topics within the Egyptian society.