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Abdullah El-Sherif is an Islamist-leaning Youtube personality who models his show on Bassem Youssef (and by extension, Jon Stewart), in the style of a satirical catch-up on the news. His earlier videos were primarily politically-inspired poems in the…
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In this interview, Nicola Pratt asks Professor Hoda Elsadda of Cairo University about archives.
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In this mahragan track, Sadat and Fifty endorse the revolution but also poke fun at one of its most famous slogans, turning attention to people's everyday concerns.
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This is a short video explaining the idea behind Tahrir Monologues, a storytelling project founded on 17 February 2011. Initially, the project aimed to preserve the memory of the 18 days of Tahrir Square through encouraging people to share their…
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Dr Dina Rezk interviews former heart surgeon turned comedian Bassem Youssef in Los Angeles asking him about humour in Egypt, the huge success of his TV series, 'El Bernameg' ('The Show'), and the political power of satire.
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Dr Sara Salem asks Philip Rizk about the making of the documentary film 'Out on the Street' ('Barra fil-sharia`) with Yasmina Metwaly, state censorship, audience reception and the relationship between cultural production and politics.
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It was in the extraordinary and historic city of Suez that the first martyr of the Egyptian revolution fell. But the city has long been the gateway to Egypt’s most decisive, transformative moments. Home to the strategic Suez Canal, the port was a key…
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In this award-winning collection of six short stories, writer Muhammad El-Hajj, who has also written films and screenplays, explores feelings of loss, regret, nostalgia, love and hate. The stories are set in the post-2013 political environment and…
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