Bright sunlight shines into the shabby little apartment as Aida slowly wraps a scarf around her head. With difficulty, the 86-year-old woman rises from her chair and shuffles in house slippers over to the stairs, dragging a white plastic bag. Clinging to the bannister, she makes her way down to a wheelchair, which she then pushes along in front of her like a shopping cart, the full bag on the seat. Every day, she battles through the busy streets of Alexandria, Egypt to sell goods no one wants; a Sisyphean task she has kept up for 50 years. The film observes mostly without words as the old woman passes by stationary cars, trying to sell roses to the people inside. People frequently help her out, but the contact is always fleeting.
Nov 9, 18:15
ZOOM IN: Student Competition
Maysoon El Massry
Ikon Chiba, Maysoon El-Massry
Rufy’s Films Production Company 25 Mina St. off Kafr Abdou St., Roshdy Alexandria – 21529 Egypt