“The West is up against the East; that is what this incredible film comes down to”
Ashraf Ezzat’s short film opens up a new visual window that rediscovers the beauty and mystery of ancient Egypt with its lingering wonders of masonry and myth.Read more "(film)The Pyramids – story of creation الاهرام – قصة التكوين"
Watch my short video, one minute plus, in which I have tried to visually sum up the story of the Egyptian revolution 2011-2013Read more "The Egyptian"
“Several documentaries are now being released about the Arab Spring, many focusing on ground zero for the protests, Cairo’s Tahrir Square”Read more "Documenting the Arab Spring: Tahrir Square on Film"
“I think, one of the most astounding facts in the history of man that a man was able to contain within his mind, to conceive, the conception of the Sphinx.”Read more "The Sphinx"
‘Masr’, Egypt in Arabic, is a short video Javier Morgade has done with some shots of people and places he met in Egypt while he was there in December 2009.Read more "MASR: the power of the image"
” Was the ancient Egyptian art defiant to change?”Read more "Evolution of Ancient Egyptian Art over 3000 Years"
Songwriter/Performer Ramy Essam Sings: ‘Bread, Freedom, Social Justice’; Rappers Protest the ‘Lies of the Military’ against Backdrop of Graphic Images of Security Forces’ Brutality in crushing the Egyptian revolution.Read more "Egyptian Revolution Songs"
“Dance, dance …otherwise, we are lost” Pina BauschRead more "Pina"
“O god – grant me at least but one day of pure joy – it is so long since real joy echoed in my heart” … Ludwig Van BeethovenRead more "Beethoven’s Heroic Battle"
O sole god without equal !
You are alone, shining in your form of the living Aten.
Risen, radiant, distant and near.
Great Hymn, 47 & 73-74.
11 movies from Arab world spotlighted at the Washington DC International Film Festival.Read more "Egyptian Films Dominate US Film Festival"
“Perhaps the legacy of Akhenaten, that changer of religion yet “Dweller in Truth” (with a capital “T”), lies in that all humans ought to search for the truth; it may be that then they will discover religion quite unexpectedly.”Read more "Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth"
Revolution is a wonderful and intriguing word, what is wonderful about it, is the illusionary heralding of a new dawn with a whole set of principles by which all men everywhere can declare their own freedom. But that is something easier said than done.Read more "Arab Spring Blossoms For Islamists"
“According to The Guardian, musicians sanctioned after they signed a letter condemning the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra as an instrument of Israeli propaganda.” the guardian A report in UK daily The Guardian stated that the London Philharmonic Orchestra has suspended four of its musicians for nine months for adopting its name when they called for […]Read more "London Philharmonic Suspends Musicians for anti-Israel Remarks"
“And then I looked farther, beyond the pallid line of the sands, and I saw a Pyramid of gold, the wonder Khufu had built.”Read more "THE PYRAMIDS"
Potential art-house hit “Circumstance” goes inside the hidden youth culture of contemporary IranRead more "Steamy lesbian sex — in Tehran"
“What a humiliation for me when someone standing next to me heard a flute in the distance and I heard nothing, or someone standing next to me heard a shepherd singing and again I heard nothing. Such incidents drove me almost to despair; a little more of that and I would have ended my life. It was only my art that held me back”Read more "Beethoven’s Eroica: the Symphony that Changed Music Forever"
A drought, not seen in 60 years, compounded with near complete lawlessness and utter disregard for human life has made it so.Read more "Bob Marley Video Targets African Famine"
“Karnak has no distinctive personality. Built under many kings, its ruins are as complex as were probably once its completed temples, with their shrines, their towers, their courts, their hypo-style halls” From “The Spell of Egypt” Robert Hichens Buildings have personalities. Some fascinate as beautiful women fascinate; some charm as a child may charm, […]Read more "The Notes of Karnak"