Archive for February 20th, 2015

Like a matchstick Hussein El Imam

Like a Matchstick: Hussein Alimam’s directorial debut bowls over audiences at CIFF

Ahram Online speaks to Hussein Alimam’s son Youssef, who did the final edit of his late father’s directorial debut – Published on Ahram Online. When popular actor, comedian and musician Hussein Alimam sadly and suddenly died in May of this year, no one predicted the artist had an unfinished project under his belt. But this […]

Hunger strikes performance

VIDEO: Stories of Egypt’s hunger strikes told on stage

The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies has joined the campaign by supporters, friends and families of the dozens of hunger strikers in Egypt’s prisons in their quest for freedom, fair trials and humane treatment in prison. Through a performance directed by Shady Abdallah, actors take the stage of the Greek Campus on 19 October, […]

Nassef Azmy, puppeteer and founder of El-Kousha puppet troupe with Omena El-Ghoula puppet in Rhoda Island (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)

Giant puppets occupy a Cairo island

As El-Kousha puppet troupe, joined by Abo Kareem marching band, finish off their tour of Egyptian cities at Rhodal Island, Ahram Online sits with the puppeteer to explore his story – Published on Ahram Online. The day is Monday. The time is 3pm. You can call it rush hour, but by Cairo standards it is […]