(2016) Rubayat El Nil- A live shadow puppetry performance


Rubayat El Nil is a series of short vignettes portraying the struggles of those who make a living off the land in the face of climate change and increasing environmental degradation. A fisherman's catch is tainted by industrial wastes poisoning the fish and those who consume them. A farmer is displaced from her land by rampant urbanization. These stories attempt to capture a snapshot of the lives of victims of climate change in Egypt's Nile Delta, conveying a mix of both frustration, persistence and optimism.

Directed by: Nini Ayach / Artistic Director: Hany Hommos / Sound and Music: Adham Zidan / Puppeteers: Amira Elmallah, Mohanad Elsangary, Houssam Saeed


Rubayat El Nil was funded by The British Council and The Pollination Project.

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