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The Art of Narrating the Egyptian Revolution: An Interview with Alaa Awad

[Alaa Awad with Mona Abaza. Image from Video.] [Alaa Awad with Mona Abaza. Image from Video.]

The paintings on the walls of Mohamed Mahmud Street have generated a great deal of attention in the past months. In an interview with Mona Abaza, artist Alaa Awad takes us through the journey of creating the impressive murals he painted on the walls of Mohammed Mahmud and the area surrounding the former Greek Campus of the American University in Cairo (AUC). Awad’s art narrates the Egyptian revolution through reviving the centuries old pharaonic tradition of murals. The video was filmed by Rudolf Thome.

Editor's note: This video was removed on 1 July 2015 at the request of Alaa Awad

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