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5 Online Shows to Check Out This Ramadan

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Ramadan Online Shows

Since we are in the age of content creators and online platforms taking over, it was somehow pretty expected to see shows produced specially to online platforms. We are not quite sure if all these shows are as good as their creators claim, but we will definitely find a thing or two entertaining about them.

From Netflix to independent youtubers, here are 5 shows to check online this Ramadan:

Netflix: Alf Hal2a W Hal2a:

Netflix doesn’t cease to impress us; they’ve just released a bunch of new shows including the second season of “13 reasons why” along with different shows in Arabic. Little did we know Netflix had another surprise for us. Collaborating with Sarah AbdelRahmanm or “Daughter of the internet” as she likes to call herself, Netflix created “One thousand and one episode” mini series that is uploaded daily on Netflix MENA offical Facebook page. The miniseries features Sarah as Scheherazade that tells daily entertaining tales for the sake of her life, and the tales are definitely based on Netflix original series.

Heidy Karam: Karakeb:

The star Heidy Karam isn’t the first celebrity to create a show on Youtube; Ola Rashed relased two seasons of her youtube show “Weghet Mazar” discussing the daily challenges of mothers with their kids. Heidy Karam released her own Youtube show under the name “Karakeb” and she explained the reasons behind that step in the video above.

Salizon:

This is not the first or second season of Salizon, it is actually the fifth. Salizon always entertains us in Ramadan with hilarious comments and reactions of Ramadan series. If you have never watched Salizon, you are missing a good laughter.

Peace cake: Sohuryat:

The masterminds behind “Romancya Mansya” that took the internet by storm, Peace Cake team is back this Ramadan with a show called “Sohuryat”. Honestly, we don’t really know what to expect from Sohuryar but we are sure the guys will surprise us

Make Up Forever MENA: Helwet Ramadan:

Make up Forever, One of the biggest makeup brands around the world produced a second season of “Helwet Ramadan”. The beauty show is aired daily exclusively on Make Up

Forever Youtube channel, the show hosts female celebrities from all over the MENA region talking about their beauty routines and getting their makeup done by professionals.

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The Oscars Will Be Held In-Person Telecast and Not Virtually

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According to a report from Variety, the Oscars 2021 will be held in-person telecast and not virtually!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has pushed the 73rd Academy Awards ceremony to the 15th of April next year, because by spring the theaters would be open again; allowing more movies to compete in the awards.

“The Oscars in-person telecast will happen,” Variety said on Tuesday, quoting a representative from the Academy.

“The Academy has done a walkthrough of the Dolby recently to see all the multiple options,” the report added, citing an awards publicist familiar with the situation.

The academy will of course be forced to cut down the number of attendees.

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Catch The Arab Premiere For Short Movie Henet Ward During Cairo Film Festival

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Egypt’s short movie ‘Henet Ward’ will have its MENA premiere at Cairo Film Festival, where it will compete with other movies.

The movie has participated in more than 95 international festivals around the world in (50 different countries) including 20 festivals that qualify for the Oscar and BAFTA and the film has won 12 international awards since its world premiere in the official competition of the “Clermont Ferrand International Festival” in France.

The movie is directed by Murad Mostafa and will be competing in the Cairo Film Festival.

Henet Ward tackles the life of “Halima”, a Sudanese henna painter living in Egypt. She goes to one of Giza’s local areas to prepare a bride for her wedding and her 7 years old daughter “Ward” accompanies her and starts to wander around and discover the place.

The movie also stars Emad Goniem, Halima, and Hagar Mahmoud, among others.

The following are the screening times for the movie:

Arab premiere
Sunday December 6th | 3:30 PM | Hanager cinema hall in the Egyptian Opera House

Playback
Monday, December 7th | 1:00 PM | Odeon 2 cinema downtown

Share with us what you think of the movie when you catch the premiere!

 

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Egyptian DOP Ahmed Al Morsy Wins Two Awards From the Australian Cinematography Society

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Egyptian DOP Ahmed Al Morsy has won two prestigious awards from the Australian Cinematography Society (ACS) and with that, marking his third win in a row and bringing his total number of awards to nine since he joined as a member back in 2017.

Al-Morsy received the Golden Award of Corporate Branding and Advertising for his video “Same Great Feelings,” which he also directed for the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in Egypt. He also won the Silver Award of John Bowring for Breaks and Promos for the Egyptian TV Channel Identity, where he used Ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti.

This win brings his total number of both international and regional awards to 22! An honorable achievement that he managed to do in the past 10 years.

These awards were granted for a number of his work including: Messages From The Sea (2010), The Party (2013), The Blue Elephant (2014), The Originals (2017), Diamond Dust (2018), and Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers, which generated more than EGP 102 million, making it the highest grossing film in the history of Egyptian cinema.

Al Morsy is a member of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) and the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC).

His latest work is the movie Al Aref: Awdat Younis, directed by Ahmad Alaa Aldeeb and starring Ahmed Ezz, the movie will release soon in cinemas.

 

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