Previously at the ICA - Films
16 Apr 2017 – 18 Apr 2017
In 2013, two years after the Egyptian revolution, Cairo demonstrators of divergent political and religious backgrounds are forcibly detained together in a claustrophobic police truck during the turmoil that erupts following the ousting of former president Mohamed Morsi from power. The factions quickly divide between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and those backing the military, alongside a pair of neutral journalists and a mother determined to be detained with her son. With all sense of national unity in tatters and the violence on the outside escalating, can the prisoners find common ground and stand a chance of survival?
An intense and staggeringly important portrait of Egypt, Clash is all the more powerful for the incredible spectacle captured as the crew faced genuine protestors and riots.
Clash, dir. Mohamed Diab, Egypt/France 2016, 97 mins