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The Art of Flight - Director's Cut
The Art of Flight - Director's Cut
Director: Davin Anders Hutchins
Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
PG-13     2006     1hr 9min

The Art Of Flight is a guerrilla documentary that was shot illegally in Egypt on camcorders and a laptop. The film serves as a back story to the 2006 massacre of Sudanese refugees in Cairo. The filmmaker was nearly arreste...  more »


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Director: Davin Anders Hutchins
Creators: Davin Anders Hutchins, Al Khafiyeen, Udy Epstein
Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Politics
Studio: CustomFlix
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 07/13/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 9min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Movie Reviews

A Glimpse at the Refugee Reality
W. Evans | Cairo, Egypt | 01/07/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The Art of Flight is advertised as a 'guerrilla documentary shot illegally in Egypt' and initially drew me in with the prospect of a real inside look at forced migration from Sudan. However, for too much of this film the audience is distracted with the story of the filmmaker (whether this means him sitting on the airplane, making calls to editors, or reflecting sagaciously in a hammock on the nature of friendship). It is, in essence, a personal quest of Davin Hutchins that we get to witness more than that of the refugees. I would recommend this documentary to those interested in gaining a better insight into the difficulties facing migrants, especially in dealing with the UNHCR and integrating into Egyptian society. Hutchins represents one of the many people who have become emotionally attached to the plight of refugees, and for that my hat's off to him. The documentary should be taken with a grain of salt as it is the work of a one-man team, but it does enlighten viewers about an important and underreported issue."