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Why Facebook groups are becoming the best part of Social Media!

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For a while now, several groups have appeared on Facebook and Instagram, these groups are closed and private ones that are exclusive for girls, most popular ones are Miss Basket, Her Diary, The Bridal Club, The Hair Addict and more.

People from the outside might look at these groups from a shallow perspective, and view them as a waste of time or even a strange way of communication.

Well, truth is, it is. It really is strange for girls to be sharing stories, pictures, and basically bits and pieces of their lives on a group filled with strangers. But let’s look at it from a wider perspective, and that is a group of girls trusting one another to share such intimate parts of their lives, instead of sharing it with a close person, and that’s says a lot.

The following are reasons why Facebook groups might just be the new best thing:

1.  Girls empowering girls.

It’s crucial for women to learn how to support and empower one another, it’s about helping each other grow and reach the top, and that’s what these girl value and stand for. They’re supportive, they’re encouraging, they speak the truth and that’s why their opinions are acknowledged and believed. From just a simple compliment to a real life advice.

I have seen girls suffer from mental illnesses and when seeking help through sharing their feelings and stories on groups, they find it. And let me tell you, the kind of encouragement that they get, is unbelievable!

2. It shows the difference one compliment can do!

Girls frequently post about insecurities regarding their appearance, others share their weight transformation even if it’s not much, and the way members respond is just incredible. They point out the good in them, they heartily congratulate and encourage them to keep going.

And that is the power of a good word, and yes, sometimes a compliment coming from a stranger is more believable.

3. It’s actually beneficial.

There are groups specific for hair and skin care, others specified for mothers, newlyweds, upcoming brides and even groups for young women who want to share something crafty that they have done! All these groups have girls sharing their experience with products, what worked with them and what didn’t. Girls often seek these groups for advice on where to find a certain item, and they would find replies mentioning near places at the best prices.

Instead of boring yourself with countless reviews from several bloggers, one platform offers all you need to know and more.

4. It’s teaching girls to accept themselves.

Girls have spent years getting fed with false beauty standards, that push them into spending time, money and effort in trying to always tame their hair and straightening it. But ever since Dina Ghalwash started the Instagram beauty blog, Curlytalks, and girls have began to accept their curls and its natural beauty. She shared with fans her heat free journey, until it became a trend, a journey that one shall not walk it alone. A healthy one.

And now, girls are sharing with one another hair routines, and healthy products that they can substitute their expensive products with.

5. Connecting girls with talents.

In the group ‘Today I did’, young women and girls get to share a crafty thing that they have done, or something that they are talented in and sell. Which helps connect them with possible clients, who in return can get these things with a more reasonable price.

And that is why being a part of these groups have become more of a lifestyle to girls, one they wouldn’t want to change. It’s a platform giving them the space they need to express themselves, share tips, ask for maternal help, recommendations and sometimes even just sharing a selfie. All without the fear of being judged, mocked or disregarded.

The only part that sometimes saddens me, and gets me wondering if these groups are really as healthy as I claim, or are they the exact opposite, and that is because I wonder why girls started reaching out to strangers for comfort and compliments? Why girls are in constant need for reassurance in order to boost their self-esteem?

But it is a part I willingly choose to ignore, because I would hate to believe that these girls aren’t getting the attention they deserve from their loved ones. And if what I fear is true, I’m still glad that those girls have found support elsewhere.

 

 

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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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