The Ministry of Education announced on Monday that online trial exams for the first secondary stage have been halted after students from all over the country complained about the lagging server. Students were supposed to take a biology exam via an online server where they would use their electronic tablets to answer the questions. However, …
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Giving reconciliation chance
Lia Giovanazzi Beltrami and Marianna Beltrami’s film, Alganesh, follows four Eritrean refugee camps in Ethiopia, following years of deadly conflicts between the two countries. It is an hour-long Italian-Ethiopian documentary. Fleeing Eritreans faced increased hostility in several countries. For example, Sudan forcibly returned over 100 asylum seekers, including about 30 minors to Eritrea in 2017. …
Egyptian actor Mahmoud Hemeda delivered a master class on acting skills and talked about his career during the Luxor African Film Festival, which took place from 15 to 21 March 2019. The masterclass started with screening some scenes and trailers of various films in which Hemeda starred. The talk was moderated by the festival’s President, …
Ghzela is the protagonist in Hager Nefzi’s film by the same name. He is an elderly of 70 years old, who lives in Elkef in Sidi Omar, where he lives by the shrine of holy people, which he considers to be the whole world. Exuberant and Sufi, he is introduced as a simple person who …
Following Zimbabwean’s dissent until 2017 military coup, does this mean freedom?
Giving people voices to tell their independence stories unscripted
Migrants stuck between dreams of wealth, harsh reality of living as ‘illegal’ dwellers
The Sharm El-Sheikh Asian Film Festival kicked off its 3rd edition with 12 films in its main competition for features films, including works from all over the continent. Indonesian filmmaker Ravi Bharwani delivers a humanitarian story in his film 27 Steps of May, where we follow the story of a father and daughter who are …
The Golden Bear, the top award at the Berlin International Film Festival (BIFF), went to the Israeli-French-German co-production Synonyms by director Nadav Lapid. It was given to the producers of the film Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt. It follows the story of Yoav, a former soldier in the Israeli army. In Paris, things do not …
Ulaa Salim’s debut feature film underlines dark undercurrent, claustrophobic atmosphere
Days of Cannibalism, Lotus Position win new Dutch post-production awards
The coalition of Islamist parties and groups which took place in 2012 which included the Muslim Brotherhood, the Nour Salafist Party, and other Islamist parties, was divided and broken after the forced ouster of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. This led to the division of the Islamist movement into two groups, those …
Three films each win Ammodo Tiger Short award
Comments came during press conference with Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs
Past ruler was testifying in ‘Prison Break’ case where onetime President Mohamed Morsi is standing trial
Rare appearance of Mubarak is first since he was acquitted from charges of ordering to kill protesters
Film narrates famous Russian ballet dancer Nureyev who defected to West at height of Cold War
People have chance to see films streamed online, but miss chance to discuss film, see director
Other regional film festivals cancelled, CIFF maintains target to support Arab independent filmmakers, says Hefzy
The film takes place against the backdrop of East London, where Leon (Marcus Rutherford) is a 19-year-old boy with an alcoholic mother. Chelsea is going through two fights.
The makeup artist in the film successfully played a great role, in drawing a picture of the female protagonist’s wide forehead and nose, visible body hair, prominent teeth, things that characterised her as a ‘weird’ person, if compared with ‘mainstream’ looks of other human beings.
Comedy is present in the film especially in the interactions of the cops and the KKK, which is a product of the excellent acting performance.
Egyptian Culture Minister Ines Abdel-Dayem inaugurated festival
Most victims in operation members of country’s highly trained National Security Apparatus
Festival added 2 new awards to its prizes, ‘audience award’, ‘best Arabic film’
Murder of Saudi journalist ‘planned’, says Turkish president before lawmakers
Facilitations offered by state for Islamists in Egypt since 1971 helped to shape a more radical trend among Islamists, who thought Brotherhood was more reformist, rather than revolutionary
Egyptian military kills 26 alleged militants in Sinai
Court also sentenced in absentia to life another four defendants