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In this video, recorded in Ramallah, at the 2012 Palestine International Festival, Egyptian singer Maryam Saleh sings 'Nixon Baba', originally written by Ahmed Fouad Negm and Sheikh Imam, who were popular for decades amongst left-wing circles for…
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This award-winning documentary, aired internationally in 2014, tracks several musicians from Egypt's underground heavy metal scene, including the sons of opposition politician Ayman Nour and the members of the country's first female metal band.…
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This footage, probably recorded on a mobile phone, quickly went viral. It shows protesters on Qasr al-Aini Street, approaching Tahrir Square, on 25 January 2011. An armoured tank uses a water cannon to try to stop the people reaching the square. A…
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Spoken word poet Tamim al-Barghouti recited this poem on Al-Jazeera Mubasher on 28 January 2011 - dubbed the 'Day of Rage' by protesters. The poem could be considered a call to continue resisting the regime. It certainly touched the hearts of many…
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This feature film is a slapstick comedy set in a working-class neighbourhood in the wake of the 25 January 2011 revolution. The film revolves around ‘Tika’ (Mohamed Sa’ad), an unlikely hero, who sells fireworks for a living. Tika finds himself…
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Excerpts from Laila Soliman's interactive theatre performance 'No Time for Art'. The play, performed in June 2011, tells stories of the uprising and military and police violence in a minimalist style.
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This book documents the graffiti of the first 2 years of the revolution. It is probably one of the most comprehensive collections of the street art that flourished in the wake of the 25 January 2011 uprising. It also includes interviews with some of…
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A singer-songwriter who rose to fame shortly after the 2011 revolution, with this song a particular hit. He also performed in front of protesters in Tahrir Square during the uprising. He is known for his faith-inspired music, which is not only…
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