TUK-TUK

By Romany SAAD

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Documentary - Completed 2017

Every day, thousands of three-wheeled motorized rickshaws (“tuk-tuks”) zip through Cairo, many driven by teenage boys like Abdallah, Sharon and Bika who, with no other way to help their families, are forced to navigate the city's wild urban landscapes.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • EGYPT
    • Languages
    • ARABIC-EGYPT
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Romany SAAD
    • Writer(s)
    • Romany SAAD
    • Producer(s)
    • Romany SAAD, Marie ADLER
    • Synopsis
    • Every day, thousands of three-wheeled motorized rickshaws (called “tuk-tuks”) zip through Cairo, many of them driven by industrious teenage boys like Abdallah, Sharon and Bika. These three friends are too young to obtain a driver’s license, but with no other way to feed their families they are forced to navigate the wild urban landscape of Cairo as tuk-tuk drivers. Besieged by police, thieves and other taxis on the dangerous but comedy-filled streets, these three boys struggle to hold onto a small piece of their childhood before it is gone forever.
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