TOPIC documentary
Detox | Autumn antidote
Ahmed Naji | When I am anxious, I usually put on a documentary about the lives of lions in central Africa.
Detox | An adventure in your living room
Ahmed Wael | According to the film, the expedition unearthed more than 3,000 artifacts.
Detox | No drama
#31: Without the drama, though — both on-screen and in all our lives — what's left to explore?
Detox | Issue 08: On birds, language and revolution
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The Wardrobe Man, or how to create a biography from an archive
Lina Attalah | A conversation about Egyptian artist Bassem Yousri's film about a Danish hermit
After the tourists: Dreamaway’s stark collage of a desolate Sharm El-Sheikh
Omar Elkafrawy | Marouan Omara and Johanna Domke's doc offers strong commentary on desperate youth in an arid market
Persistently relevant: Atteyat al-Abnoudy
Ahmed Refaat | Ahmed Refaat explores the reasons behind the continued significance of Atteyat al-Abnoudy’s work
Video | Avant-titre: A present from the past… why?
Ahmed Abu al-Fadl | Ahmed Abo El Fadl takes us on a journey into personal cinema
Greater than memory: 3 Lebanese filmmakers explore traces of the past in Cairo Cinema Days
Nahed Nasr | 3 Lebanese documentaries re-construct the past to ask questions about identity and the civil war
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Nada Nabil
A star is dead: What to do when your idols are ‘canceled’
“How can you see clearly when you’re looking into the sun? How can an icon be a con?” -Maureen
Ahmed Khair al-Deen
Egypt’s Contemporary Pharaohs: The ongoing urge for a ‘citadel massacre’
Egypt’s Contemporary Pharaohs sets out to discover why Egypt's recent rulers have appeared to change
FestBeat: The value of an uncertain gaze at Panorama (day 7)
FestBeat: What counts as a documentary film? (day 6)
FestBeat: Thinking through Panorama’s programming (day 2)
Mahraganat music doc in cinemas for one week