Posts Tagged ‘Film’

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Amidst political crisis, Cairo saturates itself in culture

Four multidisciplinary festivals, and various side culture happenings, are taking place in Cairo simultaneously at a time when the taste of the national political crisis is on everyone’s tongue – Published in Ahram Online. —– Cairo has always had a limited yet vibrant independent culture scene, mostly centered in Downtown and neighbouring areas, but to […]

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Egyptian film dubbed ‘Muslim Brotherhood production’ causes controversy

Short-film ‘Takrir’ by filmmaker and Muslim Brotherhood member Ezz El-Din Dowidar causes media controversy after cancelling film release in Giza’s Sayed Darwish theatre — Published in Ahram Online  (a collaboration between me and my editor Ati Metwaly) —– Takrir (Report) a short 45-minute film by young director Ezz El-Din Dowidar, a Muslim Brotherhood member, did […]

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Discovering ‘Spaces of Expression’ in Alexandria

Volunteers from over 11 countries took to Alexandrian streets to discover, refurbish and delve into the spaces of artistic expression — Published in Ahram Online. —– Small groups of people from all over the world were spotted around downtown Alexandria in January. Sometimes they were covered with dust from head to toe, causing people on […]

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Behna Films re-opens after 50 years in Alexandria

Ahram Online talks to the heirs of Behna Films about the company’s illustrious history during the heyday of Egyptian cinema from the 1930s until the 1950s — Published in Ahram Online. Behna Films Selections Company was one of the biggest players on the film Egyptian scene from the 1930s until the 1950s. It produced the […]

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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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Mosireen Media Collective calls for donations online to remain independent

The radical media collective starts an online campaign to raise $40,000 for projects and activities centered around revolution coverage, archiving and filmmaking over the next year and a half. Originally published in Ahram Online. —————– This month, Mosireen Film Collective – an initiative born out of the Egyptian revolution with the purpose to film, archive […]

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Oufuky Music Festival takes a horizontal approach to music in Alexandria

Alexandria’s El-Cabina Cultural Centre put on a five day music festival, 21-25 June, in celebration of International Music Week, well received by young audiences and taking a new approach to festival hosting. Original article published in Ahram Online. While many waited for the much anticipated presidential election second round results on Sunday 24 June, El-Cabina […]

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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 […]

“Where do we go Now?” New Film by Nadine Labaki – وهلأ لوين؟ : فيلم جديد لنادين لبكي

Just went to see Lebanese film “Where Do We Go From Here?” by Director Nadine Labaki. I highly recommend you go see it as its a light, fun and beautiful film that touches upon themes such as friendship, co-existence, peace, creativity and the true power women have in society. The film is set in a […]

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Graffiti artist Banksy’s first film to be screened in Cairo

Following a surge of interest in street art, an award-winning film by famous graffiti artist Banksy will be screened. My original headline for this article was “This is not a film review” playing on the “This is not a photo opportunity” line that Banksy spray paints everywhere as well as letting readers know that it […]