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Film & Arts Mackay Present A Cairo Conspiracy

Film & Arts Mackay present their next film night for the month of September, a viewing of the 2022 political thriller ‘Cairo Conspiracy’.

The gripping and critically acclaimed new thriller from Swedish filmmaker Tarik Saleh (The Nile Hilton Incident, The Contractor) follows Adam, a young man who is offered the ultimate privilege: to study at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo.

Shortly after his arrival in the city, the university’s highest-ranking religious leader, the Grand Imam, suddenly dies and Adam becomes a pawn in a ruthless power struggle between Egypt’s religious and political elite.

As he struggles to balance a range of competing interests that favour different leaders, he soon finds that he must fight for his very survival as the succession intensifies.

Awarded best screenplay at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, Cairo Conspiracy takes a rugged look through the lens of corruption, power, and politics in one of the epicentres of Sunni Islamic power.

The film will be screened in Arabic with English subtitles.

WHAT: Film & Arts Mackay September Screening: ‘Cairo Conspiracy’

WHEN: Friday, September 1 from 7:30pm (doors open from 7:00pm)

WHERE: Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music


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