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features
The Wardrobe Man, or how to create a biography from an archive
Lina Attalah | A conversation about Egyptian artist Bassem Yousri's film about a Danish hermit
After the tourists: Dreamaway’s stark collage of a desolate Sharm El-Sheikh
Omar Elkafrawy | Marouan Omara and Johanna Domke's doc offers strong commentary on desperate youth in an arid market
Persistently relevant: Atteyat al-Abnoudy
Ahmed Refaat | Ahmed Refaat explores the reasons behind the continued significance of Atteyat al-Abnoudy’s work
Video | Avant-titre: A present from the past… why?
Ahmed Abu al-Fadl | Ahmed Abo El Fadl takes us on a journey into personal cinema
Greater than memory: 3 Lebanese filmmakers explore traces of the past in Cairo Cinema Days
Nahed Nasr | 3 Lebanese documentaries re-construct the past to ask questions about identity and the civil war
Maeve Brennan’s The Drift and messing up mainstream media stories
Mia Jankowicz | An unfathomable place in perpetual need of explaining from the outside
There is no beach like Gaza’s: Talking to the makers of Gaza Surf Club
Amna Magdy | Despite the slight stereotyping tendencies, Gaza Surf Club is well worth watching
Failed father figures and nuanced storytelling: Bezness as Usual
Lara El Gibaly | “Bezness,” the Arabization of the word “business,” took on a specific meaning in 1970s Tunisia.
Music comes to the rescue of thought: On Jumana Manna’s Palestine music documentary
Maha ElNabawi | This sound journey points to the richness of Palestinian history away from Israeli narratives
 
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Opinion
Nada Nabil
A star is dead: What to do when your idols are ‘canceled’
“How can you see clearly when you’re looking into the sun? How can an icon be a con?” -Maureen
Ahmed Khair al-Deen
Egypt’s Contemporary Pharaohs: The ongoing urge for a ‘citadel massacre’
Egypt’s Contemporary Pharaohs sets out to discover why Egypt's recent rulers have appeared to change
 
 
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Mahraganat music doc in cinemas for one week
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