2022, Switzerland

Sandra Gysi / Ahmed Abdel Mohsen

A railway station in Zurich and a railway station in Cairo. What do they have in common? Both are major hubs in a global transport network. For most people, they are points of departure or arrival, or a short stopover. Often unnoticed, numerous employees keep these places running. MAHATAH follows these people and connects the two places in a sensitive way. In Cairo, serenity helps with the heat of the day; in Zurich, it’s air conditioning or a dance.

Section: Worldwide Visions
Country: Switzerland
Director: Sandra Gysi, Ahmed Abdel Mohsen
Language: deutsch-arabische OmU
Running time: 79min