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No Shave November: Do Good and Let It Grow

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It is this time of the year where you put down your razors, give up shaving and forgo grooming, for the sake of a better cause and help raise awareness, it’s time we welcome no-shave November.

For those of you who don’t know what no-shave November is, it is a month-long journey during which participants give up on shaving in order to raise awareness about cancer. The goal is for participants to embrace their hair, which many cancer patients were unfortunate to lose, and let it grow wild and free.

In doing so, participants get to save the amount of money that they usually spend on shaving, and donate it to those fighting the battle of cancer, and help educate others about the cruelty of the disease.

The rules are simple, all you have to do is put down your razors, let your hair grow naturally wild and donate the amount of money that you usually spend on hair-maintenance to charity. If there’s a strict dress-code policy at work, you can groom or trim, both are perfectly acceptable!

You can register to the cause through their official website, or you can simply do it on your own and choose an organization that support cancer patients and donate the money to them.

You can also take it upon yourself and visit 57357 for instance, spend a day with the kids at the end of the month and donate the money you saved.

Do good and let it grow!

 

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Your Black Friday Guide for A Safe Shopping Spree

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Brace yourselves for Black Friday is just around the corner and that means shoppers are set to be let loose and stores are about to be invaded, if you’re excited to shop for less prices but are scared to get run over then read the below tips for how to make use of the day without any severe losses.

Prioritize Your Shopping List

Make a list of the items that you need to buy and list them by store then by order, because sometimes the prices might make you think that you need things when actually you don’t. So don’t let the offers fool you and stick to what you need!

Shop With a Friend

Shopping with a friend isn’t only fun but also useful and helpful, you can help each other find the items on your priority list, you can also divide forces so that you find the best deals faster.

Shop ahead of Black Friday

Sometimes, stores fool you into thinking that the price is a discounted one when in reality it is the same price it was before Black Friday, so visit the stores before the sale starts to check out the original prices of the items you want.

Stick to Your budget

You don’t want to go overboard with your shopping list and you surely don’t want to start purchasing things you don’t need, so the best way is to pay in cash and that way you’ll consider each purchase.

Shop Online Instead

Save yourself the trouble of fighting over items and instead of visiting busy stores, shop online! You will find great deals these day and many of the in-store items you’re looking for, you will probably find them online.

Below is a list of online shopping sites that you can find anything you’ll need, from clothes to electronics and appliances. All sites have started their Black Friday deals and their offers aren’t to be missed out on.

Jumia 

Souq.com 

Noon 

Yashry 

Stay safe and happy shopping!

 

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All You Need to Know About the 41st Edition of CIFF

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The 41st edition of CIFF which is dedicated to the late Egyptian film critic and multi-year festival artistic director, Yossef Cherif, kicks off tonight at the Cairo Opera House and until the 29th of November with so many cinematic surprises coming your way.

10 days of cinematic events, 10 days that will include the screening of 150 film from all genres and from across the world and even though the films hail from 63 countries, the festival still focuses on representing the Arab cinema by having 20 selections in the lineup from the MENA region.

“For this year’s edition, we are planning an exciting lineup with many gala screenings,” said CIFF President Mohamed Hefzy. “More importantly, we are targeting a surprising international world premiere; something that has not happened at CIFF for many years.”

 

The opening ceremony of CIFF will see the stars Khaled el Sawy, Dina el Sherbiny and Ahmed Dawoud as the hosts.

The festival will honor filmmaker Sherif Arafa and legendary star Menna Shalaby by awarding them the Faten Hamama Honorary Award for their lifetime’s achievement.

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More masterclasses and in-conversations announced on the list of the the highly anticipated 2nd edition of Cairo Industry Days! Hurry up and register for your early bird accreditation for 400 EGP instead of 600 EGP, ending tomorrow. المزيد من المحاضرات والحوارات تنضم لجدول أيام القاهرة لصناعة السينما! اذا كنت من العاملين بصناعة السينما، قم بالتسجيل المبكر في أيام القاهرة لصناعة السينما مقابل ٤٠٠ جنية مصري بدلاً من ٦٠٠ جنية حتي يوم ١٥نوفمبر. اضغط على الرابط للتسجيل: https://www.ciff.org.eg/ar/اعتماد-أيام-القاهرة

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Legendary director, screenwriter and actor Terry Gilliam will also be honored with a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, during the opening ceremony of the festival.

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This is a special tribute to cinema, storytelling and exceptional imagination! We are happy to announce honouring legendary filmmaker Terry Gilliam, the maverick behind "Monty Python", "Brazil", "12 Monkeys" and many others, with the festival's prestigious "Lifetime Achievement Award". Fans will also get the opportunity to hear from the director during Cairo Industry Days' in-conversation event at the Cairo Opera House. إنه احتفاء بالسينما والحكي والخيال الاستثنائي.. يسعدنا أن نعلن تكريم صانع الأفلام الأسطوري تيري جيليام، الساحر الذي صنع "مونتي بايثون" و"برازيل" و"12 قردًا" وغيرها، بجائزة فاتن حمامة التقديرية عن مجمل أعماله. وسيتاح لجمهور السينما وصناعها الاستماع لجيليام في جلسة نقاشية تُعقد بدار الأوبر المصرية. #CIFF41

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The ‘Irishman‘ will be the opening movie of the festival, which is the Middle East debut of legendary director Martin Scorsese, starring Academy Award-winning actors Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.

A jury of the finest international talents, including Oscar-winning American screenwriter and director Stephen Gaghan, Italian screenwriter and director Daniele Luchetti, Moroccan producer Lamia Chraibi, and Chinese actress Qin Hailu, will be the ones deciding the winner of the coveted Golden and Silver Pyramid awards for best film and best director respectively.

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We’re proud to announce that the Middle Eastern premiere of Martin Scorsese’s crime epic, The Irishman, will be screened for the public on Thursday 21st at 1 pm @ Cairo Opera House, Grand Hall. Free tickets will be available starting 9:30 AM, on a first come first serve basis. #CIFF41 يسر مهرجان القاهرة السينمائي الدولي الإعلان عن عرض فيلم إفتتاح المهرجان "الأيرلندي"، من إخراج مارتن سكورسيزي، للجماهير يوم الخميس ٢١ نوفمبر. علماً بأن العرض مجاني، وبأسبقية الحضور. التذاكر ستكون متاحة بدئاً من الساعة ٩:٣٠ صباحاً.

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Egyptian star Sherine Reda is a jury member for the Best Arab Film Award, While actress Hanan Motawie will be a jury member in Cinema of Tomorrow jury and last but not least, Hana Shiha will be the jury member in Horizons of Arab Cinema Competition.

Finally, if you’re looking to take part in this huge event and be present to witness history being made, you can now purchase all event tickets through Tazkarti’s website.

 

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What We Think About the Biggest Arab Drama ‘Mamalek El Nar’

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The first episode of the Arab/Egyptian TV series ‘Mamalek El-Nar‘ aired on November 17th after long anticipation that followed the release of the trailer, soon after the audience started comparing the promising series to Game of Thrones, so is it really similar? Is it really as promising? Is it a replica or was GOT just an inspiration?

The series really is huge! The production for instance is described as “the biggest Arab drama of 2019 reportedly worth $40M,” and the plot will highlight the rule of Ottomans during their dominance of the Arab world in the early 16th century.

The series is written by Mohamed Suleiman Abdel-Malek and Ahmed Nada, directed by British Peter Weber and is starring Egyptian actor Khaled El-Nabawy, Syrian actors Mahmoud Nasr, Kinda Hanna and Rashid Assaf, Palestinian actor Abdelmoneim Aamayri, and many more Arab stars.

Watching the trailer, you could really see the strong resemblance between the series and the popular HBO’s Game of Thrones, what with the battles, the costumes, the music and even the rage.

But well, it takes A LOT to mimic such a legendary production, and it might be the inspiration but we surely can’t wait to see the results of this huge production.

We won’t be too quick to judge until we watch more episodes and we have high hopes that the rest will change our views, and prove that it is indeed an original story and not one where characters are fighting over a throne which is a plot that rings a bell to many.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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