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Review: Egypt’s First Animated Feature “The Knight and the Princess” Champions Arab Storytelling


"The Knight and the Princess" offers entertaining storytelling and a win for Arab representation in global animated cinema.

Review: “Cairo Station” Offers A Startlingly Prophetic Look At Toxic Masculinity


1958 Egyptian classic “Cairo Station” provides an unflinching examination of psychosexual mental illness and gender-based crime.

Interviewing “Tickling Giants” Director Sara Taksler on Standing Up to Abuses of Power


Director Sara Taksler talks about "Tickling Giants", her time filming in Egypt, and standing up to abuses of power with humor.


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