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Dai Gallery hosts Waleed Ebeid’s latest exhibition

With the aim of reviving the art scene in Egypt and bridging a gap between contemporary artists and ordinary citizens, Dai Gallery in Mohandessin organised an exhibition for the artistic works of leading artist Waleed Ebeid between 7-21 January. In another hall, the art space hosted another exhibition for the outstanding works of prominent late …

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Mahinaz Soliman: an artist who blends reality with surrealism

With a blurred vision in her mind and a palette of watercolours between her fingers, Mahinaz Soliman uses art as a method for reflecting her own interpretations about the world around her. In her paintings, she presents reality under a surreal cover that gives the people, places, landscapes, nature, and even animals she portrays a …

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Frida Kahlo’s spirit revived in new feminist photography project

“I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality. I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.” With these words, Frida Kahlo, the well-known Mexican painter known for her outstanding self-portraits, summarised her own art philosophy that enabled her to gain great popularity worldwide during the 1940s. With her distinctive …

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The Egypt edition: ‘Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is…’

Millions of people around the globe celebrate Christmas on 25 December. They decorate Christmas trees, exchange gifts with family members and friends, and decorate their houses with red and green. Although not shy of the Christmas spirit, Egypt celebrates this time of the year a little differently. But 2016, with its economic woes and heavy …

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Hemaya: campaign raises children’s awareness about sexual harassment 

Over the past years, dozens of campaigns were launched for fighting sexual harassment and raising women’s awareness of how to protect themselves and preserve their rights against the harassers. Although child sexual harassment has always been a similar controversial issue, hundreds of parents preferred to remain silent about it, considering it a shame or a …

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Faculty of fine arts hosts exhibition to promote Arabic language

With the aim of celebrating the international day of the Arabic language and raising awareness about its outstanding beauty and value, the faculty of fine arts in Zamalek hosted its second yearly exhibition titled “Painting the Arabic”. The exhibition is part of an agreement between the faculty of fine arts and the institut Français d’Égypte, …

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Weghet Mazar: tackling the daily challenges of motherhood

Over the past few years, posting home videos and online reality shows on social media became a part of the daily lives of hundreds of young Egyptian people who thought that this would be a good way to express their opinions freely and attract a number of followers and fans. Posting videos about travelling, cooking, …

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Al-Mawlid Al-Nabawi: a traditional celebration about to die?

Over the centuries, Egyptians have preserved a number of outstanding customs and traditions in celebrating the birth of Prophet Muhammad every year. Before Al-Mawlid, Egyptian parents accompany their children to nearby sweet shops and bakeries to buy Arouset Al-Mawlid, colourful sugar-syrup dolls [brides] for girls; and for the boys the traditional Housan Al-Mawlid, horses made …

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This year, the theme of "Material Science" was selected to create an understanding of how materials can be put together, how they can be used, and how they can be changed and used to do amazing things.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina hosts Youth Science Film Festival for 2nd year

For the second time, the Goethe-Institute in Alexandria in partnership with the Planetarium Science Center of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Academy for Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) is hosting a new edition of the Science Film Festival between 29 November and 19 December. This year, the theme of “Material Science” was selected to create …

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Alexandria hosts first Documentary Film Festival

Aiming to raise awareness about the importance of documentaries in Alexandria and to encourage young filmmakers to produce more effective documentaries, the Mahmoud Saed museum is hosting the first round of the Alexandria Documentary Film Festival from 19 to 24 November. The festival programme includes screenings of documentaries made by Dr Medhat Mekkawy, a leading …

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Greenaccord held its 13th International Forum on the Protection of Nature in Frosinone

Media forum aims to make the world a ‘greener’ place

Aiming to highlight the importance of the role media plays in raising awareness about environmental challenges around the globe, Greenaccord held its 13th International Forum on the Protection of Nature in Frosinone. This move shows that they were able to overcome the impact of the destructive earthquakes that rocked central Italy over the past weeks. …

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Egypt through the eyes of Alyssa Ramos

Egypt through the eyes of Alyssa Ramos

“I traveled to Egypt, and yes, it was safe”—this is how American blogger Alyssa Ramos started her article, published in Huffington Post on 28 October, aiming to encourage foreigners to visit Egypt in neglect of all the warnings they may hear in international media outlets about Egypt’s instability. Ramos is known for being an independent …

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At the 38th edition of Cairo International Film Festival: 2 Egyptian films take on international race among 16 others

A few days before the opening ceremony of the 38th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Magda Wassef, the president of the festival, with representatives of the Parallel Programs running alongside the international competition in CIFF and the 4th Cairo Film Conncetion unveiled some secrets about one of Egypt’s most reputable artistic and cultural …

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‘Coma’ achieves great success in international film festivals

‘Coma’ achieves great success in international film festivals

Although independent and documentary filmmaking are still challenging fields for young filmmakers in Egypt due to the lack of resources and financial support, many young producers and directors have managed to overcome these obstacles and go on to produce high-quality films that have represented Egypt in international film festivals around the globe. The newly released …

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9th edition of Panorama of the European Film welcomes 2 new sections

After the great success of its eight previous editions, the Panorama of the European Film is hosting its 9th edition from 2-12 November. The annual event gathers international award-winning feature and documentary productions from across Europe and showcases them in cinemas and art houses all over Egypt, including Zawya, Karim, Rivoli, Amir, Cityscape, and others. …

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Rice Harvest Season reveals hopes, suffering of Egyptian farmers

  Farmers at Qaransho village in Basion area in Gharbeya Governorate harvested their rice crops in late September, ending a season which they described as “one of the best in recent years”. Surrounded by waves of joy and excitement, farmers and their families worked to gather the rice grains from huge fields. The season for …

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Bareq challenges monopoly on media production in Egypt

Bareq challenges monopoly on media production in Egypt

Aiming to defeat centralisation and the monopoly of large production companies over the media industry in Egypt, a number of small media production houses owned by young Egyptian artists have been established over the past few years. Bareq is a new media production company whose main aim is to produce movies and programmes that are …

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‘Happy Academic Year’: photography project portrays problems plaguing pupils

“We learn at school how to fill our minds with information that we don’t understand, without even questioning if the information is false or true. You aren’t supposed to wonder how this happened because you are only asked to memorise data without experiments or conclusions. That’s why Egypt’s education system ranks very low in global …

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Vignette, a movie review entertainment show presented by Injy Abo El So'oud, which achieved great success. It guaranteed its sustainability with the help of The Planet, the digital creative agency that produces the programme.

“Vignette”: a new experience into local and international movie worlds

After the outbreak of the 25 January Revolution and the unprecedented increase in social media usage between different age sectors and social classes, online programmes have turned into a phenomenal trend as a large number of young people saw it as an inexpensive way to express their opinions about the different issues. This came to …

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The Arabic Titanic: first Egyptian online film fails to impress

Religious feasts have always been a good season for filmmakers to release new movies and make profits. People wait for Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha to take a short vacation to help them relax and remove themselves from stressful work environments. It has become habitual for Egyptians to visit the cinema during the Eid holidays, …

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‘Every Eid’s film’ tackles sexual harassment with a new perspective

“Crowds in the feast day, the music, decorations, the look, my footstep, the smoke, the door.” With these words a new short movie called “Every Eid’s Film” shows how the feast should be if a young, veiled girl is walking in the street. The movie keeps repeating the same sequence of events, but with different …

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Creative industry summit: developing a vision for upcoming challenges

Creative industry summit: developing a vision for upcoming challenges

Aiming to discuss creativity in advertising, drama, and digital marketing campaigns during the month of Ramadan, the creative industry summit launched its annual special event on 5 September. The summit aims to bring together large numbers of professionals in the business and creative industries in Egypt by targeting six key areas, including advertising, art and …

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