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Egypt to Participate in World Heritage Day

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International day for Monuments and Sites, also known as World Heritage Day, takes place on the 18th of April Every year. This April, we are witnessing the 22nd edition of this event and Egypt is getting ready for it.

The minister of culture, Dr. Inas Abd Al-Dayem, has formed a committee to celebrate this day, confirming on the importance of the World Heritage Day and how it became an influential way to revive and promote our rich heritage.

“We are keen to unify the efforts of the Egyptian state institutions concerned with heritage conservation and protection to come up with a joint agenda to celebrate the World Heritage Day, an agenda aimed at raising awareness of Egypt’s unique cultural and cultural heritage and inviting citizens and institutions to join forces to protect and enhance it in all its forms and forms And moral”. The minister of culture pointed out.

The celebration will start on 18th till 24th of April. It will start by opening “The Art Street” in downtown with dancing performances, local food and different workshops. On the same day at 12 pm, The Hanager center for art in the Opera House will hold a photography gallery, and at 5 pm, there will be a folklore dancing performance. The celebration will not only take place in Cairo, but also other cities around Egypt.

Not to mention that many official and national organization are as well participating in the World Heritage Day by holding performance, organizing workshops for different ages and coordinating bazaars; some of the national organizations that are taking a part in the international day are the National Organization For Urban Harmony, the General Authority for Cultural Palaces, Academy of Arts, and the Cultural Development Fund.

The closing carnival will take place in the 24th of April at Al- Moez street, featuring Various performances of the folk arts band and performances of the Nile Ensemble for folk instruments in the Roman theater, at 7 pm.

 

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Fabrica’s ‘Queen Tribute’ Wins Best Music Video Award at MoziMotion in Netherlands

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Egypt’s musical theater company Fabrica has won ‘Best Music Video‘ award for their ‘Mercury Rising: A Queen Tribute’ during the ninth edition of the MoziMotion Film Festival in the Netherlands.

The music video was released earlier in January following the release of “Bohemian Rhapsody” movie, the video was directed by Mohamed Koushi with the art direction and choreography of Omar Warda.

Music arrangement was prepared by Mohab Kaddah and it featured Fabrica’s singers: Alia Khaled, Nardine Reda, Farida Tamer; altos Hana Afifi, Laila Ashraf, Nathalie Alain; Ali Ballout, Adel Badawy, Omar Warda; basses Amir Zarkani, Mohab Kaddah and Mina Sami.

 

“What captured everybody’s attention was – and it shows that they’re theatre actors – the first, I would say, 90% of the first, it’s a continuous camera roll, it’s a one take. You go all the way to the end and if you mess up, you’ve got to start all over again.” said Ruben Kazantsev, MoziMotion co-founder.

The ninth edition of the festival began on October 5th and concluded last night, after hitting a new record of 4,000 participating films from more than 100 countries.

 

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The Egyptian Medical Syndicate Elects For the First Time a Female Chairperson

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Dr. Sherina Ghaleb, Cairo University Forensic Medicine and Toxicology professor has made history by becoming the very first woman to be elected for the position of chairperson of the Egyptian Doctors Syndicate. 

The midterm elections of the syndicate took place on Friday under the supervision of the National Authority of Administrative Prosecution, the election selected a chairperson and board members.

Dr Ghaleb has led so far an impressive medical career, serving as Vice President of the Islamic Countries Forensic Medicine Organization and Secretary General of the Arab Union of Forensics and Toxicology. She also served as President of the International Association of Law and Forensic Sciences and is one of the founding members of the Royal College of Physicians’ Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine in London.

 

 

 

 

 

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Egyptian Movie ‘Leil Khargy’ Wins Best Film at Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden

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The Egyptian movie Exterior/ Nigh ‘Leil Khargy‘ won the ‘Best Film’ award in the feature competition at Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden.

 

The movie is directed by Ahmed Abdalla and starsSherif Desouky, Karim Kassem, Mona Hala, Basma, Ahmed Malek, and Ahmed Magdy. The comedy drama follows the lives of Toto who is a sex worked, Moe, a playboy and an Islamic cab driver called Mostafa.

The three of them walk a journey of life-changing events and faces different facets of life in Cairo, as they face uttering situations of sexism and classism. This is an attempt of the director’s vision of portraying the complex life and picture of human of Cairo.

The opening ceremony of Malmo Arab Film Festival’s ninth edition took place on October 4 and concluded yesterday night with the awards granting ceremony.

 

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