Monday, December 9, 2013
This short film is a must see.
Starring Veteran actor Abdel Rahman Abu Zahra and directed by Hatem Tag and Omar A RashadNow it is being interpreted in different ways according to where you stand politically , for me the message is clear on the confusion of Egyptians during this critical time with the media incitement and that every family in Egypt is drawn to this conflict in a way or another for real.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Now when I look to what is happening , I see lots of anger , lots of disapproval on what is happening from the current government. That anger as well rejection are among the same youth class that led the original 28 January and it still has no leader to organize it in order to become a real force on the ground.
The media attacks those revolutionary youth day and night spreading lies about them and somehow it pays off as the people , older generations are dying to the return of the old days regardless of the corruption , poverty and decay of the Egyptian State in the past decades. The older generations are not looking for a leader but rather they are looking forward to the return of the Just dictator , the myth we have been living in Egypt for decades in order to justify police state.
The death of Mandela stroke a nerve , it is not about anti-apartheid reconciliation hero rather it is about the realization that we need a true leading civilian figure to promote democracy in the lands of mighty pharaohs and kings.
I am very proud of this shot for Mohamed Ali Mosque at night considering I am very bad at taking night shots.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
The hero of this 2 minutes documentary is Mr. Magdy who has been working a barman for nearly 3 decades in Downtown Cairo’s Windsor Hotel.
This short documentary is directed by very dear friend Ahmed Naguib and is produced by dear friend Ibrahim Gamal El Din and The Factory. Wait for more clips like that.
By the way here is the official website of Windsor Hotel.
Friday, December 6, 2013
|Mandela upon his release on 11 February 1990|
The people do not know about his struggle nor about his experience in South Africa nor about the experience of the transitional period in South Africa. May Be if they truly know those things and try to learn from other countries’ experiences , things we would be different now in Egypt .
Egyptian tweeps are sharing his famous quotes, I hope each one of them began to read about his life and experience , about co-existence and about justice !!
The question I ask myself now : How many years do we have to wait in Egypt till we have our Nelson Mandela in order to lead and inspire the people !? Yes people need a a figure sometimes to inspire them and unfortunately our people are still in these times. Do we have to wait for another 30 years !? I swear to God we do not need another Nasser now but rather another Nelson Mandela for real.
I know that I suppose to write something about this world icon but instead I am speaking about my country because for me Mandela is associated with Freedom , democratic transitional rule, justice , hope and citizenship.
Things God knows we need now so much in Egypt.
Africa lost an icon , may he inspire more generations in this land struggling for hope for decades now.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Ladies and gentlemen , here is Mosireen’s latest production : The law that criminalizes #Jan25.
Personally I believe that no protest law can not stand against the revolution or uprising of the people when they are extremely frustrated and angry.
And by the way yes it is called 25 January revolution and 30 June is one of its stages and its waves.