Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

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From Mahfouz to Mohamed Khan: On two of CLUSTER’s downtown tours

As part of its recent Creative Cities conference hosted by the American University in Cairo, CLUSTER organized six tours, each looking at downtown Cairo through a different lens — including biking, photography, architecture and passageways. Here is Rowan El Shimi with a video on the cinema tour, and Lara El Gibaly with a written account of the literary tour. — Published on Mada […]

DCAF urban visions

Public art in private spaces: D-CAF’s Urban Visions

The fourth run of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) kicked off last Thursday. For three weeks, on an annual basis, the city center is transformed into a network of spaces presenting multidisciplinary arts from various corners of the world. — Published on Mada Masr. This includes, an art exhibition, performances, films, music and, perhaps […]

Kodak Passageway Downtown Cairo

Downtown in-betweens engage in urban development dialogue

Like many others, architect and urban planner Omar Nagati has a fascination with downtown Cairo. He feels at home there despite not being a native of the area. Its social heterogeneity, cultural diversity and elaborate history always made him go out in it, take part in its culture scene and even set up his office […]

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 […]

Cairo dish painting public painting

Two independent initiatives attempt to colour Cairo

Colouring the Grey City and Cairo Dish Painting Initiative paint Egypt’s capital in unique ways; however without pushing for genuine public participation one questions the fate of these hopeful initiatives – Published on Ahram Online. Cairo is known worldwide for its unique history and wide array of tourist attractions. It is also known for being […]

Date Palm Festival Cairo

VIDEO: Cairo festival celebrates dates and palm trees

Families, environmentalists and food enthusiasts gather in Cairo to revive an ancient celebration of date harvesting In its second edition the Date Palm Festival brings together Egyptian environmentalists, foodies and families to celebrate the date harvest season on 26 September. The Date Palm Festival is organised by Slow Food Cairo, Nawaya, Ice-Ribh, Zooba and Mahali […]

Photo by Mai Shaheen

VIDEO: Egypt’s students, parents express hopes for new school year

On the first day back to school, Egypt’s students and their parents talk to Ahram Online about their aspirations for the school year and the education system In Dokki district of Giza, part of greater Cairo, students and parents express their desires for a positive education system and hopes for improvement in the new school […]

Photo by Sherif Sonbol for Ahram Weekly

Les Petits Chats to reunite in Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Les Petits Chats, a cover band which started in 1967, gets together for the closing event of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Summer Festival on Tuesday 2 September. In Alexandria, the singers will be joined by Nayer Nagui who worked on some arrangements of the songs and who will also play piano. Rami Soussou will play keyboards, […]

Hara TV 3 Interactive Theatre FGM Egypt

VIDEO: Theatre takes the anti-FGM message around Egypt

As part of a female genital mutilation awareness-raising campaign around Egypt, Hara TV 3 is putting on interactive theatre events around the country. — Previously published on Ahram Online. Ahram Online caught up with them in Qalioubiya in the Nile Delta, where they were putting on a sketch followed by an audience discussion session. Read […]