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El Gouna Film Festival supports MENA films during global pandemic
Despite the global coronavirus pandemic, the 4thedition of the El Gouna Film Festival went ahead this October, along Egypt’s Red Sea’s coast.
Egyptian actress & activist Menna Shalaby launches initiative to support female filmmakers
Attending this year’s El Gouna Film Festival was celebrated Egyptian actress & women’s rights activist, Menna Shalaby.
Film about Bosnia takes top prize at El Gouna Film Festival
The nine-day event is the first film festival in the Middle East to take place amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sisterhood is found at the El Gouna Film Festival
The fourth edition of the El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) saw the launch of the 'Sisters in Film, Rawiyat' initiative. The Tunisia-Paris based non-profit came as a part of GFF’s mission to support and empower women in Arab cinema.
El Gouna Film Festival: Short film competition tackles social issues in the MENA region
The El Gouna Film Festival has officially kicked off, under strict social distancing measures. Amongst the three major prize-winning categories this year’s short film competition incorporates some 18 films, with the top winner claiming the El Gouna Golden Star for Short Film Award accompanied by
El Gouna Film Festival opens in Egypt despite COVID-19
The festival will screen 65 films, including 11 world premieres, and feature multiple workshops and panels.
Egypt’s fight to preserve coral reefs in the Red Sea
How one tourist hotspot banned single-use plastic.
The return of traditional camel racing to Egypt's Sinai desert
Camel racing is a popular traditional sport in many Arab countries and for the Bedouins of the South Sinai desert, its an important way of keeping a traditional heritage alive
How is nuclear energy preserving Egypt’s past & enhancing medicine's future?
The International Atomic Energy Agency was founded in 1957 with the goal of promoting the peaceful global use of nuclear energy.
Egypt reopens pyramids after coronavirus shutdown
They were reopened for the first time in more than three months.
How are Middle East celebrities driving digital solidarity amid COVID-19?
Communities across the Middle East and North Africa are exploring ways to counter the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic together, through social solidarity.
Violinist serenades neighbours from balcony amid coronavirus lockdown
Meet the Egyptian who decided to try and lift spirits in his Cairo neighbourhood by serenading neighbours with his violin.
Messages of support for health workers displayed on Egyptian pyramid
Authorities in Egypt lit up the pyramids on Monday night in an expression of support for health workers battling the coronavirus outbreak. 'Stay home, Stay safe, Thank you to those keeping us safe', read the message emblazoned on the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Hosni Mubarak, former ruler of Egypt, dead at 91
Mubarak was overthrown in the 2011 Arab Spring but later acquitted of charges relating to his role in the deaths of anti-government protesters.
Prosecutor says Egypt of deliberately hiding cause of PhD's death
The 28-year-old researcher was found dead in a ditch by the side of the road in Cairo in February 2016
From castles to cabins, these homes were made of waste
One man's trash is another man's treasure - and some build a house out of it.
Egyptian man builds eco-friendly home using only recycled material
Taymour El-Hadidi collected concrete blocks, red bricks and glass bottles to build his environmentally conscious home.
Changing Egypt's economic perspective
Sokhna World port in Egypt is a free economic and trade area that is on a mission to boost foreign investments
Egypt unveils biggest ancient coffin find in over a century
The wooden coffins with mummies inside were discovered in two layers, and were all exceptionally painted and preserved. The coffins will undergo restoration before being moved to a showroom at the Grand Egyptian Museum.
Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef: “Nobody should be above satire”
Since he burst upon the comedic scene in Egypt back in 2011, political satirist, author and stand-up star Bassem Youssef, has been endlessly compared to The Daily Show’s former host, John Stewart.
Action man Steven Seagal & actress Hend Sabry attend El Gouna Film Festival
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What were the highlights of El Gouna Film Festival’s third edition?
The third edition of the El Gouna Film Festival came to a close on September 27.
Can MENA horror films go mainstream? Yes, says Emirati filmmaker
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El Gouna Film Festival: Looks from the red carpet
As celebrities made their way through the red carpet of the closing ceremony, we selected ten statement looks.
Winners of Egypt's El Gouna Film Festival revealed
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El Gouna Film Festival: Give Up The Ghost wins Best Arab Short Film
Give Up The Ghost (2019) by Jordanian filmmaker Zain Duraie won Best Arab Short Film at the third edition of the El Gouna Film Festival. The film tells the story of a couple who is unable to have children and struggle due to external pressures.