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On the evening of 3rd July, the Summer School students watched the thought-provoking film One Hand: The Movie, an intense film focusing on Muslim-Christian relations in revolutionary Egypt, following the January 2011 bombing of the Coptic Orthodox Two Saints Church in the city of Alexandria.
On 5th July, Johan Snel delivered a lecture discussing freedom of expression and freedom of religion. Johan’s lecture focused primarily on the current dialogue of freedom of expression and religion in Dutch journalism, and the divisive effects they caused across the Islamic world and wider...
Like many, I enjoy analyzing certain films for deeper intellectual meaning.  On the surface, the Egyptian film ‘al-Ḍayf’ (The Guest) seems an ordinary story of a liberal intellectual who invites his only daughter’s fiancé home to dinner only to find out that he is a terrorist intent on...
Despite political and societal efforts made to protect women’s rights and solve their deep-seated family problems, women's and human rights organizations believe they are still in an inferior, or at least an unfair, position in the face of violence, underage marriage, FMG, harassment and political...
The Ismā’īliya Cinema Club presents short movies as part of preparations for the 20th edition of the its International Film Festival for short and documentary films.
The documentary highlights Egypt's civilization, its progress in various fields and its moderate religious faith, in addition to how it succeeded in dazzling the world over time. It includes the vision of foreigners residing in Egypt. Prepared over a period of two months, the script of the...
Egyptian writer and producer of ‘Jesus and the Others’, Fādī Ghālī ‎ announced that the film scenario will not be presented to the Censorship Authority because it will be produced and shot outside of Egypt. In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Ghālī ‎ replied to some rumors that spread...
American film critics stated that movie  “Noah” did not follow the “real story” of Prophet Noah and speculated that it would have brought more profit had it followed the Biblical account. Chris Stone, head of Faith Driven Consumers, a US based religious association, stated that unlike “The Passion...
It’s been five years since the June 30 Revolution aborted once and forever the Muslim Brotherhood Group’s dream of taking over Egypt. Nevertheless, the Muslim Brotherhood group and its followers still maintain its war against the Egyptian people imagining it possible to return to power.
The makers of the Yomeddine [‎Yawm al-Dīn] “Judgment Day” movie announced that it will be commercially released in Minya, the birthplace and hometown of its star Rāḍī Jamāl, where the screenings will start on 23rd of September, specifically at Scape Cinema.
Security Sources stated that ISIS entered into Sinai and committed several beheadings to instill fear in people’s hearts. 
Al- Azhar has banned the American movie “Son of God” that presents the life of Jesus.
The 38-member Egyptian Film Selection Committee has settled on film ‘Yawm al-Dīn’ (day of judgement) to represent Egypt for the best foreign language film at the Oscars.  Directed by Abu Bakr Shawqi, it is the first feature film to portray the concerns of leprosy patients, and the first Egyptian...
Doctor Inās ʿAbd-al-Dāyim, the Minister for Culture, confirmed that the film ‘Karma’ directed by Khālid Yūsuf will be screened in cinemas as scheduled. She stressed that in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, the State respects creativity in all areas of arts, and consolidates...
Egypt’s Censorship on Artistic Works issued a decision to rescind the license of the film ‘Karma’ directed by Khālid Yūsuf from movie theatres after having banned it “due to the filmmakers’ failure to obtain the necessary licenses for public screenings”, the Authority claimed.
For the duration of a week, the channels Agape  Coptic Channel, C.T.V., ME sat, and Koogi TV air  “Kalimat Muʿāsha” a story about Pope Tawāḍrūs II, within the series “Qiṣaṣ li-l-Ḥayā” (Stories about Life). The new series displays the Pope teaching his people a new lesson about life through a...
Among the movies about the latest revolution that affected Egypt’s political, economic, and social environment during the last years, there are some that explore -in a superficial way-the impressions of January 25th which has shaken Egypt from deep within, and others turned what Egyptians had...
The Aswan International Women Film Festival (AIWFF), held in Egypt’s Upper Egyptian city last February, announced it will dedicate its second edition to Algerian revolutionary Jamīla Būḥrayd, who will also be the festival’s guest of honor.
Egyptian cinema dealt with the personalities of Egyptian presidents in different films, from the first president of Egypt, Muhammad Najīb, to deposed president Muḥammad Mursī, through President Jamāl `Abd al-Nāsir, President Anwar al-Sadāt and ousted President Muhammad Husnī Mubārak. 
Even though Egypt contains more than one hundred cinemas, and more than 250 satellite channels, there is not a single channel broadcasting Coptic films that address martyrs’ stories, or Christian religious figures. During Christmas, viewers don’t find a single satellite channels bold enough...

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