The cinematic love letter to Cairo that none of its residents will see

Tamer El Said’s In the Last Days of the City documents life in the Egyptian capital over 10 years, but authorities have refused him a permit to show it Ruth Michaelson, Wednesday 12 July 2017 Ask a Cairo resident to describe the most frustrating thing about living in the Egyptian capital, and they will likely tell you about the noise, the […]

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Filming Revolution: An Interview with Alisa Lebow

by Anthony Alessandrini Jadaliyya, 19 November 2015 [Alisa Lebow, a filmmaker and film scholar who teaches at the University of Sussex, is the Creator/Director/ Producer/Writer of Filming Revolution, an interactive data-base documentary archive about independent and documentary filmmaking in Egypt since the revolution, which was launched in October 2015.] Anthony Alessandrini (AA): Could you talk a bit about what made you put together […]

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Film review: The Square

By Soraya Morayef Open Democracy, 25 March 2014 The author reviews the only documentary released to-date of the people’s uprising in Egypt until the fall of Mohamed Morsi on 3 July 2013. There is no such thing as a comprehensive narrative of the Egyptian revolution. Anyone attempting such a thing will most likely fail, as the complex evolution of a […]

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Egyptian citizen journalism ‘Mosireen’ tops YouTube

  Mosireen, a media collective responsible for collating some of the most iconic videos of the Egyptian revolution, is now one of the most popular non-profit channels in the world after just four months of being on YouTube Bel Trew, Friday 20 Jan 2012   Mosireen, an Egyptian media collective of filmmakers and citizen journalists, has become the most viewed […]

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