Filmed and produced in 2004, Cairo to the Coast was originally a 67-minute documentary sold on DVD. It is no longer for sale but I have created a video snippet from each of the 7 chapters which you can play below. If you want to develop scripts, story-boards, interviews or production for one of your own videos, please get in touch.
Originally filmed in September 2004, the film was intended to highlight some of the more diverse features of the network, and different locations. The action flows from the huge Cairo Central Station out to Cairo’s two metro lines, then north through the lesser-known areas of the fertile Nile Delta region as far as Alexandria, Egypt’s second city on the Mediterranean coast.
This film comprises 7 individual chapters which are
- Cairo Central Station
- Cairo Metro Lines 1 and 2
- Cairo to Alexandria Mainline
- Tanta Junction
- Tanta Day and Night
- Alexandria and Abu Qir
- Deeper into the Delta
With useful maps, on-screen explanatory captions and a full informative commentary, this film was meant to be the next closest thing to being there for the viewer. It forms an historical record of railway operations in the unique Nile Delta landscapes in the first years of the 21st century.