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This film explores the 'mahragan' music scene through the lives of three young musicians. 'Mahragan' is a style of music that emerged from the most marginalised neighbourhoods of Cairo and became more widely listened to after the 2011 revolution.…
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Pharaonic women going to battle. This famous mural, painted on the walls of Mohamed Mahmoud Street, depicts the gendered dimensions of the Egyptian revolution, drawing on Pharonic imagery. It shows Egyptian women as strong, active and revolutionary.…
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Muslim Brotherhood and SCAF politicians eating a woman's corpse. This is a deeply symbolic image suggesting that women are always used and abused by politicians, no matter if they are religious, secular, nationalist, or other.
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This fascinating stencil image represents justice as a belly-dancer wearing a military beret, holding a scales. There are multiple layers to this image. The reference to the figure of a belly dancer, usually viewed as immoral or improper in the…
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Samira Ibrahim above an army of faces of Ahmed Adel El Mogy, the doctor against whom she brought a court case for conducting so-called virginity testing.
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A highly acclaimed Ramadan TV show that follows the lives of different women inside a Cairo prison. It is a good example of the trend towards dealing with social issues and gender issues in Egyptian popular culture after 2011.
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A family story that traces shifts in modern Egyptian history. This widely acclaimed drama series, released in Ramadan 2013, is based on the novel by Sonallah Ibrahim.
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