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The reductive realism of Capernaum
| The world of Nadine Labaki’s Oscar-nominated Capernaum (2018) feels a little bit too chaotic
13 May 2019
10 min read
Egypt’s cinematic gems: The Night They Arrested Fatima
| Hessen Hossam reflects on Henry Barakat’s The Night They Arrested Fatima, 1984
16 April 2018
16 min read
From traffic jams and cake to depressive teenagers: Highlights of the 3rd Zawya Short Film Festival
| Mada Masr reviews several of the films screened at the Zawya Short Film Festival
5 February 2018
24 min read
A battle for existence: How the combined forces of censorship and security shaped Egypt’s music scene in 2017
| The restrictions imposed by the state on musicians in 2017 have been wider than ever in scope
2 January 2018
6 min read
Scary Mother: An insightful look at the horrors of the artistic process
| An introspective look at the artistic process and the overwhelming power that imagination can possess
20 November 2017
7 min read
The other side of refugee dramas: Kaurismäki’s perfectly orchestrated tragicomedy
| Kaurismäki’s treatment of the Syrian refugee crisis offers a simple, honest and relatable story
10 November 2017
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