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Kash Kash - Without Feathers We Can't Live

1h 30m Documentary 2022

My hometown, Beirut, is torn apart by a corrupt political elite, anti-government protests, and one of the biggest explosions of the 21st century. But above the roofs of the city, I discovered an unexpected bearer of hope: the pigeon game of chance “Kash Hamam”.

Every evening the sky populates, and swarms fly out of their cages all over the city. Their flight follows the choreography of an ancient tradition. Each player holds their own flock and lets it circle over the houses, with the chance to lure the pigeons of the neighbours to expand their flock.

During the recent political collapse of Lebanon, we embark on a journey from roof to roof. When it all perishes, why do we hold on to flying? The film observes a city in turmoil from the perspective of three pigeon players and a young girl fighting to release her own birds.

This film will screen at CineCentre, Suncoast Casino on Friday 29 July at 4pm.

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