Posts Tagged ‘Film’

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Zawya brings alternative films to Odeon Cinema, Cairo

On Wednesday evening, Misr International Films opened its new Zawya initiative in the Odeon Cinema, bringing alternative and art house films to Downtown Cairo — Previosly published on Ahram Online. ———– Misr International Films (MIF), founded by late Egyptian director Youssef Chahine and the company behind the always eagerly awaited Panorama of the European Cinema, […]

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With Zelal screening in Cairo, mental patients unveil social issues

Issues of mental and social illness in Egypt are uncovered in director’s talk with audience after Marianne Khoury and Mostapha Hasnaoui’s 2010 award-winning documentary Zelal screened 17 Feb in Cairo’s Vent — Published in Ahram Online. —— For as long as this generation can remember, mental illness has always borne a stigma. Since its sufferers […]

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D-CAF’s Mobile Film Workshop goes from Alexandria to Assiut

The annual Mobile Film Workshop affiliated with Cairo’s Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival finishes the first round of workshops in Alexandria; next up Assiut, Minya and Cairo — Published in Ahram Online. —— Committed to developing the Egyptian art scene, the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) this year expands its annual Mobile Film Workshop to Alexandria, […]

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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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Film series takes viewers on a musical journey through Morocco

Veteran Moroccan filmmaker Izza Genini presents three of her 1980s documentaries on Moroccan musical traditions in one of the final days of the Docu.Arts Festival in Berlin — Originally published in Ahram Online. —– Standing as a testament to the memory and vitality of Morccan folkloric music, Izza Genini’s project Maroc Corps et Âme (Morocco […]

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Cinderella story of Egyptian cinema told through film on Soad Hosny

Lebanese filmmaker Rania Stephan uses snippets from Soad Hosny’s 82 films to re-tell the story of a cinematic icon and the history of Egyptian cinema in ‘The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosny’ — Originally published in Ahram Online. —– The DocuArts film festival at Berlin’s Art Week featured a screening of ‘The Three Disappearances of […]

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Egypt’s artists and activists crowdfund to support projects

Egyptian artists and innovators are increasingly using crowdfunding platforms to raise money for projects, by-passing limitations of traditional fundraising – Previously published in Ahram Online. ——————— Egyptian artists, innovators and social activists are more frequently turning to crowdfunding platforms – portals that allow them to fundraise online for their artistic endeavors. Suffering from a dire […]

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Janaklees fills a visual void in Alexandria’s art scene

Review of the opening for Janaklees for Visual Arts, a film collective-turned-art-space that aims to help filmmakers from thought-to-product, thereby supporting film and contemporary arts in the Mediterranean city – Published in Ahram Online. ——————————— Janaklees for Visual Arts hosted several film screenings, installations and live music and video art – all with an experimental […]

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French Institute film festival awards four filmmakers in closing ceremony

The ninth edition of ‘Rencontre de l’image’ closes Monday night awarding several young filmmakers and showcasing the winning films to a small audience — Published in Ahram Online. —- On Monday, the French institute in Mounira, Cairo, hosted the closing ceremony of ‘Rencontre de l’image’ film festival, which showcased shorts, features and documentaries by young […]