Menna Taher

New York The Carrie Bradshaw Way

New York is a great destination for time-off with two or three of your girlfriends. If a friend is finally tying the knot, take her on a farewell to singlehood to New York for the perfect bachelorette getaway. New York’s epic shopping, partying and culture are bound to give her the time of her life.…

Inception – The Movie that got us Woozy

After watching the trailer of Christopher Nolan’s new movie, ‘Inception’, my ever-skeptical self of big budget box- office films wasn’t really impressed, yet, the side in me that is fascinated by the dream world got curious. The over-hype about it and the complications of its plot, that everyone seems to want to decipher, led me…

Muting the Microphone

When there are more than 3 mosques in a small neighborhood, the call for prayer tends to get meshed up. One mosque starts a minute before the other and suddenly a conglomerate of voices overriding one another start blaring out of the microphones. This has been a complaint by many citizens for many years, but…

The Van Gogh theft… Who Cares?

As the theft of the $55 million Van Gogh painting caused a national scandal, an impeding issue was disregarded, which is the cultural decadence in Egypt. As culture cannot be valued by money, its downfall is no big issue, but a painting stolen becomes a crisis because it costs millions. Of course, the theft is…

Fair Trade Egypt

  With the surge of globalization, mass-production has increased and the handmade suffered greatly, which is why Fair Trade Egypt, aims to re-establish the importance of artisans and hand-made crafts while empowering local communities. Fair Trade is an NGO that was established in 1998 to support artisans while abiding by the fair trade business principles…

Mohammed Hammad, The Observer

  Watching people is among his favourite games and main inspiration for making films. As people go about their daily life, he scans them with watchful eyes and casts them as roles in possible films. “Look at this woman right there,” he said looking towards an old woman wearing a blue shirt having a coffee…

Nesreen El Zayat – Woman with a Voice

It is evident that Egyptian streets are not for women anymore. Walking down the streets is not an easy task anymore, since a woman is continually subjected to repeated harassment. This is one of the reasons that Nesreen wanted to make a documentary film about Rasha, a Journalist who’s politically active and involved in protests.…

Through the eyes of autism

  In a very mellow atmosphere at an apartment in Zamalek, a group of young artists gather to draw under the supervision of Magd El Seginy. As they draw still life objects illuminated by yellow light, one exceptional student is ahead of the class. He has already finished the two still life sketches during his…