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This week in 1937: Egypt’s censors ban their first film

Celebrating the diamond jubilee of its confiscation of the film “Lashin” on 17 March 1937, Egypt’s Board of Censors marked...

Mohamed Beshir Mohamed Beshir 8 years ago

Independent filmmaking ‘coming forth by day’

At some point during the shooting of “Ein Shams” in 2008, Ibrahim El Batout had a camera rigged on a...

Mohamed Beshir Mohamed Beshir 8 years ago

An unconventional voice from the Tunisian revolution

VENICE –– “Ya Man Aach” (It Was Better Tomorrow), Hinde Boujemma’s first feature-length documentary is screened in the Proiezioni Speciali...

Mohamed Beshir Mohamed Beshir 8 years ago

Q&A with the innovative film producers of 'Leones'

VENICE — A hefty psychological drama that follows five friends getting lost in a forest, and slowly reveals a more...

Mohamed Beshir Mohamed Beshir 8 years ago

'La Nave Dolce' documents hijacked ship's struggle for freedom

VENICE — Late Italian screenwriter Cesare Zavattini, a main contributor to the neorealist movement, once said: “in the archives are...

Mohamed Beshir Mohamed Beshir 8 years ago

‘Winter of Discontent’ film precedes the Arab Spring

VENICE — “Amr Nagi Ismail,” says the mother, stating her son’s name to an edgy police officer. She has been...

Mohamed Beshir Mohamed Beshir 8 years ago

The Virgin, the Copts and Us: Film shatters stereotypes with ingenuity

Following its award-winning spree at the Third Doha Tribeca Film Festival, the 2012 Berlinale and the 15th Ismailia International Film...

Mohamed Beshir Mohamed Beshir 8 years ago