What with the whole fuss about the Coronavirus, things have been getting a bit out of hand. Events are being cancelled, people are getting into self-quarantine, and any gatherings are postponed until further notice.
Yesterday evening, it was announced that schools and a few companies are momentarily being halted for the time span of fourteen days. People are taking drastic measures by picking up everything they might need for the next week or two.
It is said that you never know what may happen in the coming days and that you should all fully be prepared. You never know how bad the Coronavirus will get so it’s best to be safe rather than sorry.
Since the Coronavirus will supposedly end as soon as the temperatures will rise and summer kicks in. People can’t be more than ready to put an end to the Coronavirus and start getting their tan on. But what if the Coronavirus gets even worse and will still be a topic of concern in the summer?
We’re pretty sure that people won’t let the Coronavirus become yet another inconvenience and stop them from enjoying their vacation by the beach. What will summertime look like with the Coronavirus? Since we know that alcohol and Clorox are crucial ingredients to keep yourself safe and protected from the virus, maybe this’ll be the way we should live for the next year. No one wants to stay home and have their plans ruined, read on for your Summertime Corona Edition
Tanning Oils and Sunscreen with Alcohol
Since summer is the best time to start tanning and get your healthy dose of vitamin C, Coronavirus won’t be able to put a stop to that! Imagine this, tanning oils as well as sunscreen mixed with Alcohol and other ingredients to protect your skin and yourself as a whole from Coronavirus!
Shower Stalls with Alcohol
Aren’t there several out door shower stalls by the beach or pool? Imagine a corona infested future by adding alcohol and other protective unharmful substances to desterilize people after getting out of the water. It might sound a bit bizarre to you but it’s either that or having to stay cooped up at home!
Since Kite Surfing has been the trendiest beach activity in Gouna that everyone enjoys doing, guess you’ll have to take safer precautions this year. Best and safest option is to wear water proof masks to keep protected from this sport. Several competitions are being held in Gouna, which is why we should no longer cancel things and just stay as safe as possible!
Partying Corona Style
Summertime parties are basically why people enjoy travelling to Marassi, Gouna, and other places. These parties usual have the hottest trendy Djs and parties all year! Partying Corona Style? Those of you party freaks know that in parties smoke machines are let loose to create a party ambiance. This year, looks like these parties will be different because of the coronavirus. How about these smoke machines are readjusted by adding alcohol and certain substances to clear the air and maybe even add cool lights at the same time? It’s a win win situation, you’re outside partying with all the coronavirus hassle and still getting quarantined somehow.
Since the Coronavirus has wiped out almost all normal clinical masks and gloves and are even running out, we’re pretty sure that If the virus will still be there in the summer, people would’ve created trendier looking masks and gloves. This is what our beautiful country does, creates nothing into something!
Eating delicious food and ice cream in the soaking hot sun by the beach or even pool is living the high life. Which is why if we imagine a coronavirus summer, ice cream trucks and food shacks will have a special device to quarantine their food before serving.
See? We have a perfect guide to a corona filled summer! We sure hope that coronavirus won’t last till the summer and that researchers as well scientists claim that the virus will be killed in the heat. Just in case though, here is what summer may look like by the beach!
Mounir to Perform at Cairo Opera House As Cultural Events Resume Mid-July
Egypt’s cultural activities will return in min-July with a 25% capacity in all facilities, the ministry of culture announced.
The ministry has already planned out for its comeback with renowned singer Mohamed Mounir set to perform the venue’s first concert after reopening.
Cultural events will return after being suspended for three months in light of the pandemic. Now, we’re about to be entertained once again but with all precautionary measures taken.
Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem assured that all facilities will adhere to precautionary measures against the coronavirus.
In a statement, Abdel Dayem said that the resumption of cultural activities indicates Egypt’s ability to face challenges and cope with the virus.
She further explained that the 25% capacity will be enforced to all facilities and all measures will be taken, which includes applying social distancing and providing audiences with an educational guide to maintain public safety.
A committee will also be formed under the supervision of the ministry, to follow up on the implementation of these procedures at all cultural facilities.
The reopening decision includes all museums which are under the Ministry of Culture’s supervision, Cairo Opera House, art exhibitions, national circus shows, theatres, and cultural and intellectual evenings.
Mounir’s concert will be held on July 17th and is the artists first performance at the Cairo Opera House in 15 years!
Gouna Film Festival Will Be Pushed One Month From Its Official Date
Organizers of the Gouna Film Festival Just announced on their official Instagram page that the festival will be postponed this year for a month, in light of the pandemic.
The fourth edition of the festival which was supposed to kick off in September, has been pushed to the 23rd of October.
According to their announcement, their decision comes in response to the challenging circumstances that is facing all film festivals because of the pandemic.
The decision also comes with the intention to maintain the safety of all guests, workers and the audience.
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Stay Dreaming! Responding to the challenging circumstances that all international film festivals are facing, with the intention to support the industry in the tough times and deliver a safe festival experience to its guests… #GFF20 dates have been postponed a month later than initially planned, the 4th edition will now run from Oct. 23 to 31, 2020 in @elgounaredsea ; following the global health and safety measures. More details to be announced soon. Stay Tuned and #StayDreaming تحسبا للظروف الصعبة التي تواجهها المهرجانات السينمائية العالمية، و لغرض الإستمرار في دعم الصناعة وإقامة دورة آمنة وناجحة من أجل ضيوفنا وجماهيرنا الأعزاء، قرر مهرجان الجونة السينمائي أن يعدل مواعيد إقامة دورته الرابعة، لتصبح في الفترة ما بين 23 – 31 أكتوبر/تشرين الأول 2020 في مدينة الجونة. تابعونا لمزيد من التفاصيل.
“Stay Dreaming! Responding to the challenging circumstances that all international film festivals are facing, with the intention to support the industry in the tough times and deliver a safe festival experience to its guests… GFF20 dates have been postponed a month later than initially planned, the 4th edition will now run from Oct. 23 to 31, 2020 in @elgounaredsea ; following the global health and safety measures. More details to be announced soon. Stay Tuned and #StayDreaming.” The announcement read.
One of the highlights of the fourth edition is that the festival will be the first public event hosted at the site of Gouna Conference and Culture Centre (GCCC), featuring an architectural design of 8000-square-meter-wide open space, providing a unique and spacious atmosphere for a new cultural and cinematic experience.
“We are in constant dialogue with the key industry players and other international film festivals to study how film festivals may adapt to the current situation and continue to play their roles in developing the industry regionally and internationally. Our team participated in the virtual Marche du Film, not only to meet sales agents and producers to source their films, but also to study the experience of a digital-only film market. Furthermore, the members of the team will be attending the Fall festivals to bring to the region the best and newest crop of films” the co-founder and COO of the festival Bushra Rozza commented.
We might have to wait a bit longer this time but we’re positive that it’ll be worth it at the end.
Cairokee Fans’ Music Video Will Give You Guaranteed Chills
Cairokee fans got some hidden talents! The whole thing started off with an idea to make an editorial shoot which turned into a creative and emotional music video.
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_________________ Cairokee – Ghammad Einak Remix (Music Video) For every direction you take, a pattern, unique in its own way, is formed, your true strength lies within your mind and how well you control it. . .لكل اتجاه تتخذه، يتشكل نمط فريد من نوعه، قوتك فى عقلك و مدى تحكمك فيه —————————————————————————————————— Music By: @cairokee Production Services By: @myfilms.co Director/DOP: @yousseftayehphotography Creative Director/Assistant Director: @marwanfouad Talent: @ilindaalim Line Producer: @bess.franco Editor: Khaled El Morshedy Colorist: @mahmoudissam_ Cameraman: @mhmdmac Focus Puller: @omarabdelhamed Stylist: @ranalinaa Makeup Artist: @glamby_nourhan Gaffer: Mohamed Eissa Choreography: @nadamohamedomar
“2020 felt like the year to get back to what I love most and since the pandemic is here, I guess it’ll just be an extra challenge. This shoot was a complete thrill, we had time, an amazing talented team that wanted to create something special. I wanted to do a new editorial shoot to push through and get back properly to modeling especially in Egypt as it’s been a dream to do so in my home country” says Linda.”
Currently our life situation wasn’t normal and every person was experiencing a tough moment, I called Marwan Fouad (creative director) co-founder of myfilms.co. because I wanted to do a new editorial shoot for my modelling account. I told him let’s do something indirectly regarding Covid-19 and how one’s persons life has been affected in that period. Also knowing there is curfews and would be best if we film something at home.
Marwan Fouad was the one who chose Ghamad Einak Remix specifically from Cairokee’s latest online live show as it suited the concept exactly the way he shaped it. Moving forward Marwan Fouad called Tamer Hashem regarding the project and Tamer was very supportive and excited for the idea and he talked to rest of Cairokee members and they gave us the approval! We instantly started working on how we can execute this the best way we could.
Marwan transformed the whole idea from an editorial shoot into creating a music video. The song and lyrics has put all the pieces together. Especially that the lyrics and mood of the song can relate to every persons struggles and life in their daily basis .. and I think it did touch a lot of people and even made more sense during the tough period that we’re all facing now.” Linda says. Marwan shaped the concept to match Linda’s personality perfectly. This gave her a huge push to be able to express herself and deliver what’s needed.
So with the help of her amazing talented team they got to create something special! Linda and Marwan gathered people that they knew they will add something remarkable. Everyone did his part perfectly starting from the concept Marwan Fouad to styling by Linda’s sister Ranalinaa which was a huge part of the project to be there by her side, a flawless line producer Bess Franco and Nada Mohamed Omar for the amazing choreography, making Linda able to express herself naturally and Nour Barbari with her perfect makeup.
“This wouldn’t have turned to what it is without the DOP/ directors eyes @yousseftayeh, who exactly executed the project how all imagined and even beyond! I thank the whole team pre-production, shooting day and post; for putting so much effort and time into this and turning it into a masterpiece!” Says Linda.
After the release Linda had a talk with Tamer Hashem the famous Cairokee drummer and he was very happy and content with the video and he liked the feedback from the people. ‘Cairokee’ was very welcoming and very supportive with the idea of making the music video for their masterpiece Ghamad Einak. Felt like a proud moment for all. “Am very happy and satisfied that I got the chance to co- produce and perform for one of my favorite bands” says Linda.
“The support was insane from everyone, I am forever thankful. Thank you Cairokee for supporting the idea, your song made it perfect!” Says Linda.
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