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Make ROOM for Egypt’s newest art space

By Tine Levant, Egyptian Streets Get ready art fans, the opening of a new art space in Cairo is near. ROOM is the name, a bright Garden City basement the location. The plan is to hold dance classes, panels, talks, film screenings, acting workshops, rehearsals, and concerts. Journalist Tine Levant sat down with Ahmed Zeidan, …

Daily News Egypt

Egyptian short to air at Los Angeles film festival

By Simone Egarter and Marwa Morgan The Egyptian short film “The Visit”, directed by Mohamed Karim, has been selected to be screened at the Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival. “The Visit” tells the story of a tense father-son relationship. After the father gets terribly sick, the son pays him a visit to solve their old …

Marwa Morgan

Nailed it

Salah, an architect, started constructing artwork with nails after quitting her job three years ago to take care of her newborn boy.

Marwa Morgan


In Pictures: Playtime in the mausoleum

Cairo-based nonprofit Al-Athar Lina converts abandoned historical buildings in into community venues that house art, drama, storytelling and English classes for children in poor neighborhoods

Marwa Morgan

Made in Prison

A dental student arrested during anti-coup protests at Al-Azhar University is making and selling handbags from prison

Marwa Morgan

The art of fighting sexual harassment

“Shout Art Loud,” an interactive web documentary produced by the international non profit “Index on Censorship”, explores how art tackles the topic of sexual harassment in Egypt

Marwa Morgan


In Pictures: Behind the scenes at Khan el-Kahlili

The streets of Khan el-Kahlili glitter with baubles – necklaces, rings, earrings, broaches – ready for bidding. Where did they come from? Some are imported from China. But others are polished, tooled and set in the winding allies behind the ancient market. Photos by Elizabeth Stuart

Elizabeth Stuart