Posts Tagged ‘Egyptian Revolution’

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Propaganda of shattered dreams: Remembering the films of July 23

If you grew up in Cairo, July 23 is likely associated with a long weekend in the north with your family, a televised military parade celebrating the 1952 revolution, and watching a swarm of films depicting the Free Officers Movement that launched the revolution (or coup, rather) that felled King Farouk and established the Egyptian […]

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Then and now: The singer, the graffiti artists and the writer

We take a look at the trajectories of four cultural producers who gained fame during or after the January 25 revolution and find out what they’re doing now. – Published on Mada Masr. Youssra El Hawary (by Rowan El Shimi) The first time I saw Youssra El Hawary live on stage was in March 2012 during a one-week festival at […]

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Cairo Drive: A film about more than just traffic

Ironically enough, the roads to the Cairo premier of Sherief Elkatsha’s traffic-centered documentary Cairo Drive were not crowded at all. The special screening at Zawya on Thursday, January 8 happened on arguably one of the coldest ever days in the capital, and this scared many into staying in on the weekend’s first night. – Published […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: Horreya Exhibition | Temporary Revolution Museum

Horreya Exhibition | Temporary Revolution Museum, a set on Flickr. Only a few metres away from a number of protest sites in the heart of downtown Cairo, four artists have set up an exhibition of art pieces entitled ‘Freedom’ at the makeshift ‘Revolution Museum’ in the Hotel Viennoise. Born from a conversation between visual artists […]

VIDEO: ‘Third Square’ activists against military and Brotherhood rule

In Sphinx Square in Mohandessin, protesters gather to show their dismay at both military and brotherhood rule calling for the revolution’s original demands: bread, freedom and social justice – originally published in Ahram Online —————-

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Revolution film ‘Winter of Discontent’ screens at Cairo Int’l Film Festival

The lauded film ‘Winter of Discontent’ takes a profound and unique angle during Egypt’s revolution, but leaves the audience murmuring on the director’s absence at the film’s screening at the Cairo International Film Festival – Originally published in Ahram Online. ———— Set with the Egyptian revolution as the backdrop, Winter of Discontent (El-Sheta Ele Fat) […]

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Photo Gallery: Ganzeer’s ‘The Virus is Spreading’ in Cairo

Artist Mohamed Fahmy, better known as Ganzeer, has turned the fine arts space of Safarkhan Gallery into a colourful array of painted walls, simulating the Cairo street experience. Gallery originally published in Ahram Online. Ongoing till 1 November, the exhibition brings the politically driven energy of the street to the exhibition space. Other Cairo artists […]

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V for Vendetta masks: From a 1980s comic book to the Egyptian revolution

Ahram Online talks to the illustrator of the original ‘V for Vendetta’ comic book, David Lloyd, who designed the now iconic mask that has come to define global revolution [Published in Ahram Online]   As the January 25 Revolution anniversary approached and passed, V for Vendetta masks could be noticed all over the city: on […]

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Egypt’s photography: From documentation to the gallery

Photography has been used as a tool of documentation, incitement and even artistic expression during Egypt’s year of revolt [Published in Ahram Online & Ahram Weekly] From the initial portraits of the martyrs, which created street art around the country and brought tears to people’s eyes, to the iconic photos like Tahrir from above on […]

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فيلم وثائقي جديد: عندما واجه الشيخ إمام

فيلم جديد بالغة العربية مع وجود ترجمة لعدة لغات ليعرف العالم على الشيخ إمام. الفيلم من إخراج و إنتاج و سيناريو  أحمد مناويشي. يتكلم الفيلم عن حياة و موسيقة الفنان المناضل الشيخ إمام مع العلم إنه كان أحد رموز الكفاح المصري في الستينات من أجل الحرية و العدالة الاجتماعية.   أغاني الشيخ إمام مع قدمها […]