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Quatre et demi

Reference

3966

Duration

00:53:00

Production year

2012

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16/9
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Summary

Fabienne Le Houérou, an historian, a researcher and a filmmaker at IREMAM, conducted a long investigation (ten years of research) to " Arba wa nuss " (4 and 1/2), one of the poorest neighborhoods of the large periphery Cairo, Egypt. In this area, two displaced communities coexist: the Copts, that have fled persecution against Christians in Upper Egypt, and Sudan, having left South Sudan genocide. The researcher delivers a summary of her work and shows how spirituality and Christian religious miracles provide an answer to these poor people facing a precarious life.
Following three people, three themes are addressed: the relationship of the church with these communities, the relationship between religions and the supernatural demand, and the problems of coexistence and of violence between these communities.

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