A vibrant and moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-War Cairo… Once a respected landowner, Abd el- Aziz Gaafar has fallen into penury and has moved his family to Cairo. He is forced into menial work at the Automobile Club, a refuge of colonial luxury and privilege for its European members.
Writer: Alaa Al Aswany
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Readers: Raad Rawi, Emerald O’Hanrahan & Amir El-Masry
Broadcast Assistant: Holly Slater
Sound Engineer: David Thomas
Producer: Karen Rose
Music: The Triumph of the Deceased by Ali Jihad Racy, Supplication by Soliman Gamil, The Egyptian: The Red Sea & Childhood by Herrmann & Newman and The Egyptian: Sights, Sounds & Smells by Herrmann & Newman