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Eman Morsi

An Interview with Ramy Esam

[Ramy Esam. Image from swedenburg.blogspot.com]

[This is the second installment in a series on artists of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Click here for the first interview.] Of all the artists who rose to fame during the demonstrations leading to the fall of deposed Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, Ramy Essam was the most renowned. A twenty-three year old singer-songwriter from the Nile delta province of Mansoura, two hours away from Cairo, Essam’s perseverance, talent and enthusiasm quickly made him a staple of Tahrir ...

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Zindeeq: Film Review

[Mohammafd Bakri. Image from Unknown Source]

Zindeeq, directed by Michel Khleifi. Palestine/UK/Belgium/UAE, 2009. Michel Khleifi is the acclaimed Palestinian filmmaker, director and producer of such award winning films as Wedding in Galilee (1987) and Route 181 (2004). His films and work as professor at the Belgian Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle helped him become one of the mentors for the new generation of Palestinian filmmakers today. Given this reputation it comes as no surprise that his most ...

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