07 novembre 2012

Namir Abdel Messeeh: Egyptians now have the power to change the regime

 "To this day, I can not understand how the Egyptians were able to revolt January 25, 2011" This is what Namir Abdel Messeeh, director of "The Virgin, the Copts and Me", says when he is asked if he felt the approach of the revolution. After two short visits to Egypt post-revolutiont, Namir, whose film won several awards, says there are no portraits of former President Hosni Mubarak and the current President Mohammed Morsi either. He sees that the current economic and social situation is catastrophic, everyone is unhappy. "But I... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2012

What infuence has Taha Hussein on French culture?

Influenced by French culture and literature, Taha Hussein, called the "Dean of Arabic Literature, began his career after obtaining a doctorate at the Sorbonne University in Paris in 1919 on the theme: "The social philosophy of Ibn Khaldun ". Work supervised by the great French philosopher and sociologist Emile Durkheim. Taha Hussein have also heavily influenced back French culture. To explain that we just have to look at the number of his books translated into French : From about 25 of his works, eleven are available in French... [Lire la suite]
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13 octobre 2012

Nobel Prize for Literature in 2012, deserved prize or gift to calm the game with Beijing ?

Like every time a Chinese won a Nobel Prize, a controversy triggered. We have experienced it in 2000 and 2010 respectively with Gao Xingjian and Liu Xiaobo. This year, the appointment is with Mo Yan.  If Beijing applauded the decision of the Swedish Academy to award the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2012 to the chinese novelist Mo Yan, this choice has not rained for Chinese dissidents. The "People's Daily", the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, has immediately hailed his award and sent his "congratulations" to... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2012

The Egyptian cultural society refuses the "absurd" way used to form the committee responsible of drafting the constitution

    The vice-President of the Egyptian Writers Union, Gamal el-Tellawi, stated that the Union refuses the way followed by the Islamist majority in the Parliament to form the committee responsible of drafting the Egyptian constitution. "Why do they insist that 50% of the members of this committee are members of parliament?" he asked. "They have even taken over the choice of individuals who adhere to this committee". According to el-Tellawi, what is happening now proves that there has been no real change in politics in... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2010

Confidences of Hind Sabri

Born on November 20th, 1979, Hind Sabri, the Tunisian star, studied in French schools. She has attracted the biggest names in cinema in Tunisia at the age of 13 when she played in her first film. Since then, the beautiful Tunisian actress has not stopped earning the admiration of spectators. Artist with a postgraduate degree in law from "Tunis University", the World Food Program has named her ambassador through his humanitarian activities.How did you start your career in the cinema?I started it completely by chance. One day... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2010

The day of the funeral of Umm Kalthoum

Said Hekal: violinist, he was a musician in the orchestra of singer Oum Kalthoum. He accompanied the diva in her tours around the world from 1959 to her death. He was the dean of the Higher Institute of Arabic music at the Academy of Arts in Cairo. He has also played with most famous Arab artists at the time as Abdel Halim Hafez and Warda.On February 5th, 1975, the Arab world, weeping, led "the Star of the Orient" to her final resting place. The singer Oum Kalthoum, which gathered crowds of all ages from Mashreq to Maghreb,... [Lire la suite]
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08 décembre 2002

The Egyptian Museum: A hundred years of history

The Cairo museum, the most beautiful museum of Pharaonic antiquities in the world, painted and equipped with a new exposure system and lighting, will celebrate its hundred years Monday. Located in Tahrir square, in the heart of Cairo, this prestigious rose building is ready to host the festivities which will last for four days.The History of the museum dates back for over a hundred years. Champollion, during his only trip to Egypt from 1828 to 1830, discovered that a whole monuments described, some 30 years earlier as a result of the... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2002

Egyptian intellectuals: Artistic creation is one of the basic human rights

The Israeli and Jewish organizations in the United States are used to trigger the fire in the "Potomac" river when anyone, anywhere, has an opinion that goes, even marginally, against declared policies and attitudes of Israel.These organizations, such as "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), argue that the Egyptian series "Horseman without a mount review the" Protocols of the Elders of Zion".Zionist circles in the United States and Israel have severely criticized the production of the series which will be... [Lire la suite]
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