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Elisabeth Jaquette

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مكان للثقافة، وقت للفن

رغم الاشتباكات المتقطعة واختطاف السلطة والممارسات القمعية تجاه حرية التعبير التي تشهدها مصر حالياً، فإن مجال الثقافة والفن في مصر ما فتئ يزدهر منذ يناير ٢٠١١ وحتى اللحظة. وفي الوقت الذي يشعر فيه الكثير من الفنانين أنهم غير قادرين كأفراد على الرّد بنجاعة على الأحداث السياسية عبر أعمالهم الفنية، خصوصاً وأن المؤسسات التقليدية تواجه العديد من التحديات؛ فقد ظهر خلال العامين الماضيين العديد من المساحات والمبادرات المفعمة بالنشاط. وبذلك يصبح تنظيم الفنانين لأنفسهم -وليس فقط العمل ...

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"A Glance" by Youssef Idris

[Youssef Idris (1927-1991). Image from Wikipedia.]

A Glance By Youssef Idris It was strange for a small girl like her, in simplicity and innocence, to ask a grown man like me, someone she didn’t know, to adjust what she was carrying. What she carried was truly complicated: on her head settled a tray of roasted potatoes, and balanced on top of that rested a wide pan covered in pastries. The pan had slipped despite her careful grip, which clung tight to the load as it threatened to fall. My surprise didn’t last long as I ...

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Regarding the Torture of Others in "Zero Dark Thirty"

[Jessica Chastain in

Much of the hype and controversy surrounding Zero Dark Thirty centers on the issue of torture. The acting director of the CIA as well as three US senators have criticized the film for exaggerating the role of “enhanced interrogation techniques” in the search for Osama bin Laden, while commentators have criticized the film for advocating torture, some going so far as to call the film’s director, Kathryn Bigelow, an “apologist for evil.” Cinematographically, the film has ...

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Elisabeth Jaquette

 

Elisabeth Jaquette is a graduate student in anthropology at Columbia University and a 2012-2013 CASA (Center for Arabic Study Abroad) fellow at the American University in Cairo. You can follow her on Twitter here.