Archive for December, 2013

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Giraffada: Palestinian giraffe tells the story of occupation

A sweet and poetic Palestinian film about a boy, his father and a giraffe is screening as part of this year’s Panorama of the European Film — published in Ahram Online. —– “The giraffe is stronger than the lion, and their feces smell good!” declares 11-year-old Ziad in class in the opening scene of Giraffada, […]

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Oh Boy: The generational angst in a Berliner’s day

I actually wrote about Oh Boy twice. Once in collaboration with Yasmine Nazmy while we were in Berlin, published in German on Goethe Institute’s website, and the second time for Ahram Online. Screening during Panorama of the European Film, German production ‘Oh Boy’ portrays a single day in the life of a young Berliner as […]

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Berlin’s public space: Keeping Tempelhof Airport free

Published on Goethe’s website as a reflection of my stay in Berlin during the ‘Culture Journalism in the Arab World’ programme between September 2013 and October 2013. ——— Many say that in spite of the many failures of the Arab Spring in achieving democracy three years down the road from the revolutions, one of the […]

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Konservativer Extremist

An article I published during my internship in Berlin in Taz. It’s in German as well, but the English (original version is available below). ——– Mohamed Abdelkarim, ein ägyptischer Künstler, wirkt an dem gemeinsamen Forschungs- und Kunstprojekt mit dem Titel „Auf der Suche nach Europa“ mit, dessen Eröffnung für den 1. November in Berlin (Mariannenplatz […]

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Provokant genug

An article I worked on with my colleague Fatma Aydemir during my internship at Taz about a conference hosted by Goethe in Berlin on ‘Transformation and Culture’ in Egypt and Tunisia In Tunesien wird die Kunst attackiert, die ägyptische Regierung hat andere Prioritäten: Perspektiven von der Konferenz „Transformation und Kultur“. Zum zweiten Jahrestag der ersten […]

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Berlin’s refugees express hardships through theatre and dance

On the last day of Festiwalla, Syrian and refugees from other nationalities stage a performance portraying their suffering and lack of freedom in Germany —- article published in Ahram Online. ——- A gathering in the form of a theatre festival dubbed ‘Festiwalla’ ended on Sunday 20 October in Berlin with a contemporary dance performance by […]