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This edition: Cairo Station (aka "Bab El Hadid")

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Episode Details

(1958/Egypt, 86 min., b&w, drama) Director: Youssef Chahine. Cast: Farid Shawqi, Hind Rostom, Youssef Chahine, Hassan el Baroudi. At Cairo’s crowded central railroad station, a crippled newspaper dealer falls for a beautiful lemonade seller who’s in love with someone else. In Arabic with English subtitles. Discussion guest: Beth Baron.

Guest List

Beth Baron Co-Director, Middle East and Middle Eastern-American Center, Graduate Center/CUNY

Prof. Jerry Carlson Professor of film studies, City College of New York