Cairo is one of the couple of medieval metropolitan areas in the planet that continues to be somewhat intact. Living WITH THE Earlier is a filmic portrait of Darb al-Ahmar, a community in the heart of the aged metropolis now struggling with a method of radical improve.
Manufactured by Elizabeth Fernea (producer of the Women in the Center East Series) this movie files a special tactic to historic preservation, one that combines social and economic progress with monument restoration.
Living WITH THE Earlier follows several restoration projects in development in Darb al-Ahmar, which include: the Great Gate of Bab Zuwayla (1092 A.D.), the Mosque of Emir Qijmas al-Ishaqi (1481 A.D.), the Church of the Virgin (600 A.D.), the Walls of Saladin (11th & 12th centuries A.D.). These projects have been incorporated into a mammoth social, cultural and economic community improvement plan.
Across the world monument preservation normally implies that persons are displaced, and encompassing neighborhoods are demolished. Not so in Cairo, where by attempts are underway to not only rescue endangered monuments but to boost the common of living of the affected communities, in this circumstance the persons of Darb al-Ahmar.