Egypt

Film 

REEL TALK: THE SQUARE THAT SHOOK THE WORLD

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Here, DigBoston writers Jesse Schwartz and Nina Corcoran
describe their reactions to her powerful film.

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News 

COMMUNITY FORUM: “EXPERT” OPINION

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I became an expert on a situation that I wasn’t even around for. I wasn’t even in Egypt for the revolution. Continue reading

Arts Music 

ARTS PICK: WAMBURA MITARU SYNERGY @ THE ICA

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The Institute of Contemporary Art is hosting the young Kenyan singer, the Egyptian percussionist, and the South African guitarist for a performance along the Harborwalk, and you had better be there. Continue reading

News 

NEWS TO US: PLEASE CHINA, GET YOUR TOURISM TOGETHER

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I praise the lord as someone in the Chinese government finally addresses one of the worst things about our culture: The Chinese are among the most obnoxious tourists on the planet. Continue reading

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MICROPHONE @ THE BRATTLE

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As an acclaimed figure in independent Middle-Eastern cinema, UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations, and one of the few people who can really pull off the suit-jacket and jeans combo, Egypt’s Khaled Abol Naga is less of a real person and more like a game of Dream Date MadLibs brought to life. The Brattle Theater will be screening the New England premier of Naga’s latest, Ahmad Abdalla’s MICROPHONE, in which Naga plays a well-heeled prodigal that returns home to Alexandria to find it a city he barely recognizes in a country on the verge of revolution. Skateboarding ensues.

[Sat 6.18.11. 40 Brattle St., Harvard Sq., Cambridge. 617.876.6837. 3pm/$10/$8 students. brattlefilm.org]