Arabic
The fragility of the world is best felt amidst them, as it crumbles down on their heads,; your eyes deems them unworthy of your sight, so that when you pass by them you pass right through them, obliterating their very existence. They may never have any impact on your life, and neither will you on theirs; they come and go, are born and buried in utter silence.

This film takes you through a journey to several stations and places where you constantly cross paths with new people. It will be your alternative visual map and guide to places and people in your vicinity, but whom you’ve turned a blind eye to. Like a kaleidoscope, you see different worlds within the big city, from places with endless horizons to the less-trodden alleyways.
Prison breaks:
In January 29th, 2011, more than 23,000 convicts and prison inmates fled from Egyptian prisons following the revolution of January 25th, 2011, leading to a state of chaos and disorder across Egypt. Investigations haven't led to anything yet. However it's presumed that there are videos and audio records of officials at the Ministry of Interior giving orders to free felons and criminals from the prisons, to arm them and to let them mingle with protesters in the aim of spreading chaos and disorder among the people. Several runaways were killed by the army and the people during their attempts of jail breaking.
Graveyards and Sufi Areas
“Al Mawaldeya” and “Al Sayeeta” people in Egypt are those who have been living as Sufis and dedicated their lives to the art of “madih”, mantras and religious chants. You can find them in “mouled nights”, where they earn a living performing religious chants and “zikr” circles. They first appeared in Egypt in the Fatimid era when several bands of “madih nabawi”, praising Prophet Muhammed (pbuh), has spread all over Cairo and by time developed their own sect of Sufism. Nowadays, there are more than 15 million Sufi “Mawaldeyas” and “Sayeetas” in Egypt, hosting “moulid nights” and chanting religious “zikr” to the “moulid” visitors. Usually they assist veteran chanters in religious circles and mantras.
Graveyards and Sufi Areas
“Al Mawaldeya” and “Al Sayeeta” people in Egypt are those who have been living as Sufis and dedicated their lives to the art of “madih”, mantras and religious chants. You can find them in “mouled nights”, where they earn a living performing religious chants and “zikr” circles. They first appeared in Egypt in the Fatimid era when several bands of “madih nabawi”, praising Prophet Muhammed (pbuh), has spread all over Cairo and by time developed their own sect of Sufism. Nowadays, there are more than 15 million Sufi “Mawaldeyas” and “Sayeetas” in Egypt, hosting “moulid nights” and chanting religious “zikr” to the “moulid” visitors. Usually they assist veteran chanters in religious circles and mantras.
Zabbalean
Rags and Tatters was one of the few films that are shot on a never-before-seen location in Egyptian films. Many Egyptians know nothing about Ezbet El Zabbaleen (garbage collectors' settlement) or Al Zarayeb neighborhood, which is located in Mansheyet Nasser, near Al Muqattam Mountain in Cairo. Covering more than 10 acres of land near Muqattam Mountain, the inhabitants of these districts, who are estimated to be more than 30,000, are involved in garbage collecting, recycling and sorting out trash. Christians are the majority in these settlements; this is why several piggeries are common in the area. However, there are a few mosques in the settlement, since a minority of Muslims lives there as well.