1 minute read February 19, 2014 New Documentaries To Look Out For at the Luxor African Film Festival The third edition of the Egyptian Luxor African Film Festival again has a wide-ranging programme scheduled for next month. Selected films will be showing in different competitions: Long Narrative, Short….. Read More 6 minutes read February 4, 2014 What’s it like to be an artist in Egypt right now On the last Sunday of January, an Egyptian musical theatre group performed a bare-bones rendition of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables in colloquial Arabic to a standing room only crowd in New York….. Read More 6 minutes read October 9, 2013 Egyptian director Mohamed Diab talks about his film on sexual harassment Over the last few years, the waves of sexual assault and harassment on the streets of Egypt have been in the news perpetually: Initially as a disheartening stain on the….. Read More 4 minutes read August 16, 2013 Reimagining the image of the modern Arab man “My aim is to unveil men in regions where most of the time, we try to unveil women.” Read More 5 minutes read July 25, 2013 Hassan Khan and his 6 minute film “Jewel” Last year, while visiting Okwui Enwezor’s Triennale at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (titled: “Intense Proximity”), I was struck by one specific piece: “Jewel”, a 6 minute short film….. Read More 4 minutes read July 10, 2013 What The #@%* Is Going On In Egypt: The Danger of Media Noise On Monday at least 51 people were killed around Nasr City in Cairo. What followed were gruesome images of the wounded and killed, and speculation about who bore responsibility for….. Read More 5 minutes read July 4, 2013 The Popular Resistance in Egypt It feels like we have been here before. The last time I had to field this many phone calls, texts, and e-mails was in February 2011. Then, as now, Egyptians and….. Read More ← Older posts Newer posts → ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.