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Jun
14


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The Noise of Cairo: 30 Days Free Streaming

The Noise of Cairo” documentary by Heiko Lange is now available for streaming for free for 30 days on Wired.
You check it out right here

Jan
07


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The Noise of Cairo: Post revolution art scene in Cairo

The noise of Cairo is a documentary film, illustrating the art scene and its role in Cairo during and after the revolution.

Produced by Scenesfrom, directed by Heiko Lange and featuring lots of Egyptian creatives like Ramy Essam, Sondos Shabayek (Tahrir Monologues), Khaled Hafez, Khaled El Khamissi, Kaizer (Graffiti Artist), William Wells (The Townhouse Gallery), Shaimaa Shaalan, Ali Abdel Mohsen (Darb 1718), Ezzat Ismail, Hany Rashed, Sherwet Shafie (Safar Khan Gallery) & Karima Mansour.

Jun
05


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The Chair Carrier: An Egyptian Award Winning Short Film

This movie has been circulating for a while on social media websites, it was actually done before the 25th of January and was uploaded to the internet on the 29th of January. It has attracted lots of attention and admiration from people for the amazing production & directing. The movie is an adaptation to the short story “The Chair Carrier” written by Dr. Yusuf Idris, directed by Tarek Khalil and starring Hassan Abdel-Fattah and Magdi Idris. It’s a great piece of art, from its message to its acting, filming and direction. The hard work has paid off and the movie has won lots of awards, and it definitely deserves it.

– You can watch the movie here:

– here’s also two videos from the “Masr El-Naharda” show with Tarek Khalil talking about the movie:

List of awards the movie has won:

“Winner” Best satire for October (2010) – American International film festival (AIFF)

“Silver award “student film competition” California Film Awards (2010)

“Official Selection” Manhattan Film Festival (2011)

“Official Selection” Edgemar short Film Festival (2011)

“Official Selection”International Freethought Film Festival(IFFF)(2011)

“Official Selection” 360|365 George Eastman House Film Festival(Kodak)(2011)

“Winner” Silver Lei Award – Honolulu Film Awards (2011)

“Winner” Merrit award fall (2010) for Experimental short ” Los Angeles cinema festival of hollywood”

“Winner” Award of excellence for international short and “Winner” for Best cinematography
“Los Angeles Movie Awards” (2010)

and if you would like to read the original story written by Yusuf Idris himself you can find it here (Translated in English).

Mar
07


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Revolution Art: Videos

“Art is the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way to affect the senses or emotions.”

We used this definition to describe art in Mashareeb’s agenda (and we swear that our agenda is not a foreign one!).

In moments like the ones we are witnessing right now in Egypt, people are experiencing a mixture of emotions and most of them are eager to express themselves in way or another. We have seen people taking pictures, shooting videos, making songs, writing poems, creating signs and they are most definitely putting a flavor to this revolution. Times like these witness the best work of creativity from people because it’s all about self expression, dreams, hopes and emotions. As Mashareeb supports Egyptian creativity, we wanted to gather as much as we can from the creative results of the 25th of January’s revolution (made by Egyptians and non-Egyptians) and present them to you.

These posts are all dedicated to the lives of the protests’ martyrs.

We will never forget you.

May your souls rest in peace.

Revolution Videos

We’re finally back with our second revolution post! This time it’s about videos and animations done during the revolution or inspired by the revolution. Probably videos were the first art form to hit the internet concerning the 25th of January revoltuion (along side photography). Some videos were done by Egyptians while other were created by foreigners who got inspired by what they saw on tv. To be honest, the videos are numerous! So many to count and follow up with. We gathered the most famous, most touching, funniest and better produced ones for you. We really had a hard time finding out who actually made some of these videos, we did our best to write down the creator…as for the ones with no creators, if you know who made that video, don’t hesitate to contact us! We would love to give credit to the creators!

Egyptian Revolution Jan 25th the story – Take What’s Yours!

Egyptian Revolution 25 Jan The Story – قصة الثورة المصرية

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxzhcU5ah2o&feature=player_embedded

SELMEYA – 25 Jan | سلمية – ٢٥ يناير (by Alaa Khaled)

Will You Support Egypt (by Tamer Shaaban)

Egyptian Revolution 2011 COMPLETE

Thank You World Media

Egyptian Protesters in Tahrir Square in the “Week of Resilience” (by Eskandar Production)

I’m the Egyptian – انا المصرى

إحتفالات تنحي مبارك في مصر الجديدة (by Hani Eskandar)

Egypt Tomorrow – مصر بكرة

Mr  NaNa in Egypt

Mr  NaNa in Egypt 2

علشان مصر ‎- مافيش حاجة تانية (by Mohamed Kheidr / PMC Egypt)

Rise, Proud Egyptian – إرفع رأسك، أنت مصري (by Mohamed Kheidr / PMC Egypt)

قَسَم شعب مصر – مَصْر بُكْرة (by Masr Bokra)

الحقيقة وراء وائل غنيم

الريس بهيس 1 (by Kharabeesh)

الريس بهيس 2 (By Kharabeesh)

الريس بهيس 3 (By Kharabees)

Mabrouk Egypt From The World – مبروك لمصر من كل الدنيا

Voice of Freedom صوت الحرية ( by Kharabeesh)

From Egypt With Love

Nefsy Ya Masr – Egypt, I Wish – نفسي يا مصر (by LCA Media Productions)

Hosni Mubarak Sings “I Did it My Way” (by HerBunk)

#25th Jan Ahmed Mekky’s  (by Aya Ahmed)

ولّا إيه – الحلقة صفر (Walla Eih – Episode 0)

The Birth Of A New Egypt

From Union Square to Tahrir Square

Jan
09


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PMC Egypt: We’re In This Together

A couple of months ago, we talked about PMC Egypt and their videos with the theme of  “We Are Egytpians” or “إحنا مصريين

(check out the post here of you’ve missed it)

They have 2 new videos already released and as usual, we don’t need to explain nor analyse them, they speak for themselves.

The only thing you might need to know is, the first video was released a couple of days before new year’s eve and the second one was released after new year’s eve.

مع بعض على الحلوة والمرة …احنا مصريين

ألي بينا اكتر بكتير ..احنا مصريين

They now have a new page on facebook, due to the first one getting hacked. You can find it here.

Finally, we would like to thank them for the message they sent us before the release of their “مع بعض على الحلوة والمرة” video and we would like to share it with everybody. We are all together in this, we need to all stand united and help each other do everything we possibly can do to spread our message and hopefully reach out for people and encourage them. In other words, مصر لسة بخير

Dear Admin ,

I am the Admin and creator for PMC Egypt .I would like to congratulate you for a very well done creative site of which i never saw before in Egypt. I Believe we are going all in the same direction and we share the same value . Egypt is full of good talents which we should reveal and also it full of hope .

Please note that we changed our page on facebook due to some people hacking our main page (Hater of success ) . And now we have the following page

http://www.facebook.com/pages/PMC-Egypt-ahna-msryyn/151078171606231

Also we are about to release our new video within 2 days isa which we will post on the new page , hope you will like it :) .
Thanks & good luck

Dec
29


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Interview: The Man Behind “touringa”

Some people still don’t believe in the power of the internet, they can’t grasp the idea that you can go big and make dreams come true through the world wide web and it really does not matter where you’re coming from. While some understand how far things can go online, they take an initiative and start working on their dreams and make the whole world see what they have.

We have an example here of  an Egyptian who wanted to go worldwide with a great idea for a travel website and coming from Egypt did not stop him. We were very fortunate to have an exclusive interview with Amr El Beleidy, the person behind touringa, with a dream to shape up and change the way people travel.

Interview:

- So, what exactly is touringa?

Amr: touringa is an online community where everyone shares what they can show you in their part of the world, the stuff that’s of special interest to them and that you will not find in any guidebook. Other members then see these tours online and go out to meet them in the real world.

- How did you come up with the idea?

Amr: I had travelled to Bangkok, Madrid, Paris, Copenhagen, the south of Sweden, and Mexico City all being hosted by friends I have in these cities, who showed me what it is really like to be living there. While I was in London, I remember thinking wouldn’t it be great if everyone had a chance to travel like that? And this is how the idea for touringa was born.

- What were the steps you took to start up this project? Did you face any problems?

Amr: The first thing I did was to tell some friends. I wrote up the idea, sent it to them, waited for feedback. It was overwhelmingly positive. This encouraged me to put a team together, which then failed to produce anything and was disbanded within months. At the encouragement of one of the team members another much smaller team was put together. We still failed to produce much, but we were moving forward. It was not helping that each one of us was living in a separate country at the time. We later all returned to Egypt, put an office together and that’s when the real work started.

So far I would not say we have faced any major problems. The only time I was worried when I was disbanding the initial team, which consisted mainly of my friends, and I did not want to lose any of them. Luckily they all still talk to me, which I greatly appreciate.

- How can you join or have an account on touringa?

Amr: You have a number of options, request an invitation off our website http://touringa.com , let us know you would like to join us on our facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/pages/touringa-travel-with-the-tribe/118581461487513?ref=ts ) or send us something on twitter (@touringa) and we’ll send you an invitation code provided you don’t seem to be a spammer.

- What can you do with an account on touringa?

Amr: With an account on touringa you can tell the world about what you can show them, and meet up with all the people who want to see what you have. You also get to see what everyone else has to show you and meet up with them. touringa is very interactive and is about people, so we’ve made it easy to interact with anyone in the community in a number of ways.

- Can you tell us about an experience with a tour you have hosted on touringa?

Amr: I hosted a tour to the Wady El Rayan protectorate which I have been going to for a very long time. It’s a natural reserve close to Cairo that many don’t know about. Everyone met and off we went to have a wonderful day. Despite none of the travelers knowing each other, everyone got along surprisingly well, it must be the spirit of discovery and adventure. But don’t take my word for it, you can read their reviews on my tour when you join us.

- Where is touringa right now from the final product?

Amr: I don’t think there is a final product for touringa, we plan to shift and move to accommodate what the community wants as we develop. However we do have an idea for an initial product and we are very close to that. We already have a beta version up and running but we are planning on taking it one step further, hopefully in the coming months.

- What are your goals and dreams with touringa?

Amr: I have a vision of how touringa can change the way people travel all over the world, and that’s what I want to see happen.

- Do you think it is possible for a website from Egypt to go international or make world wide success?

Amr: Yes. That’s the beauty of the internet, it knows no borders. There is no reason why being in Egypt is a disadvantage, in fact I can think of many advantages to being here.

- You had an idea and you’ve done it, what would you advice people in Egypt with great ideas but no enthusiasm?

Amr: I once read somewhere that good ideas are a dime a dozen, the difference is in the implementation. So my advice is that you need a lot of enthusiasm and action to get something done — an idea is never enough. You will be knocked down a number of times to say the least and you will have to keep going. In the relatively short time span of touringa’s life, we came so close to giving up more than I would like to think of, so unless you are willing to keep getting up and going, your idea might never see the light.

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We would like to thank Amr El Beleidy for giving us this chance to talk with him and we highly encourage everyone to check out the website (www.touringa.com) and send an invitation request to join in and have an account.

It is an amazing idea and a game changer for travelling that we support 100% and we would love you to spread out the word about the website to everyone you know. Support Egyptian creativity.

Nov
25


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PMC Egypt: We Are Egyptians

A couple of months ago, a video called “Proud Egyptians أنا مصري” went viral on Youtube and Facebook in the Egyptian community. The video was created by a group of people (originally a Facebook group) with the name of PMC Egypt.

We’re not sure what PMC stands for, but we are sure what these people are trying to do and what message they’re trying to give out. PMC Egypt is a group of hopeful young people trying to send out a message of hope. They created two videos so far to spread their message, we’re not going to explain or analyse them, the videos are very clear and speak out for themselves.

Proud Egyptians أنا مصري

ماهمه كنا مختلفين..إيه ألي بيجمعناه كلنا !!!..We are Egyptians

Here’s a link to their facebook page to stay updated to their latest videos and their twitter account if you would like to follow them.

Oct
30


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The Rise of Fulham Football Club

Why in the world would we post a video about London’s first professional football club?

The answer is: Mohamed Al Fayed

Oct
24


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Cairo 360: Your Guide To The Victorious City

Hopefully, this is going to be the end to our almost daily whining of not finding a new and fun place to go to in Cairo.

Cairo 360 is a multi-award winning online magazine dedicated to guiding people in the capital.

According to Cairo 360, they aim to be “the first provider of a content-rich, credible online guide to this fantastic city, where the possibilities for fun and entertainment are endless.”

They have a list of cafés, restaurants, lounges and bars with reviews and ratings that can help you decide where to go and where not to go.

They also have a section dedicated to art and culture where you can find out about events, galleries and concerts going on in the city as well as ideas for travelling on weekends to get away from it.

It does not stop here, they also have a guide for shopping, fitness and health, books and movies too!

We are pretty sure a lot of people, while surfing the site, will say things like “We have events like these in Egypt!?” and “We have places that look like this in Cairo!?”

That’s why this website is a great example of showing Egyptians that there are things happening around them. Don’t be lazy, go discover your city, participate in what’s going on, get inspired and then start creating something by your own hands.

We suggest you follow Cairo 360 on Twitter, join their group on facebook and sign up for their newsletter.

Oct
11


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Microphone

this is probably as hipster as Egypt can get…

Synopsis:

When Khaled returns to Alexandria after years of travel he discovers that it is too late to rekindle a relationship wit his old love because she is about to immigrate and that his relationship with his aging father is broken beyond repair. Self absorbed, he roams the city and stumbles over the underground art scene: Hip-hop singers who perform on sidewalks, female rock musicians on rooftops, graffiti artists who confront the city with their shocking murals in the darkness of the night. He is mesmerized by the discovery of this world and his life gradually changes. With his limited resources and connections, he tries to support this movement and draw attention to the diverse facets of his city. Details of his private life and events of this movement overlap. He awaits an inevitable change that he believes will come from the dynamic and unique art scene in Alexandria rather than from Cairo, Egypt’s overpopulated capital.
‘Microphone’ is a vibrant image of this colorful music and art movement. It is a real narrative of this new generation of artists from Alexandria and the intricate details of their lives.

we can not wait to see this movie! if you’ve seen it already, don’t hesitate to contact us!


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