Cairo Station (otherwise known as The Iron Gate) is the 1958 critically acclaimed neo-realist masterpiece by Youssef Chahine. Qinawi – played by the profilic director himself, falls for the already engaged Hanouma and against the backdrop of Cairo Station his crush develops into a dangerous obsession.
American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein is an insightful documentary into a unique figure. Finkelstein has been painted as a mad man by some and revolutionary by others. His views on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict are controversial but deeply felt and this documentary serves to humanise this polarising figure.
Umm Kulthum: A Voice Like Egypt. Born a peasant at the turn of last century Umm Kulthum became a symbol of Egypt and the wider Arab world, so beloved that four million people lined the streets of Cairo for her funeral. Michal Goldman’s documentary tells Kulthum’s story in the context of 20th century Egypt as a whole taking us from her home village to the streets and cafe’s of bustling Cairo.
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