Chauncey -Theater 2 Tue, Nov 5, 2019 6:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou Horizons
Film Info
Runtime:97 minutes
Director:A.B. Shawky
Year Released:2018
Production Country:Egpyt


Presented by the Bijou Film Board, and as part of Bijou's Horizons program.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $7.00 for the general public!

"As Gamal, himself raised in a leper colony, knowingly navigates the uncomfortable glares he encounters along the way, 'Yomeddine' (Arabic for 'judgement day') takes an affecting path toward belonging and acceptance." -- Los Angeles Times

"It's the weathered Gamal who walks away with the movie, his insouciance and soulfulness immediately registering as beauty." -- New York Times

"The movie lands on the tantalizing suggestion that while being an outcast can lead to anger and frustration, those same emotions can also be a source of pride." -- IndieWire

Beshay, a man cured of leprosy, has never left the leper colony in the Egyptian desert where he has lived since childhood. Following the death of his wife, he decides to go in search of his roots. With his meager possessions strapped to a donkey cart, he sets out. Quickly joined by Obama, the Nubian orphan he has taken under his wing, Beshay will cross Egypt and confront the world with all its sorrows, hardships, and moments of grace in his quest for a family, a place to belong, and a little humanity.


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in or to participate in this program, please contact the Bijou Film Board in advance (@bijoufilm on Facebook or at (319) 335-3041).