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Dangerous Living - Coming Out in the Developing World
Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World is the first documentary to deeply explore the lives of gay and lesbian people in non-western cultures. Traveling to five different continents, we hear the heartbreaking and triumphant stories of gays and…
El Sebou' - Egyptian Birth Ritual
In Egypt, a birth ritual called el-sebou', meaning "the seventh", happens on the seventh day following the physical birth of a child of either sex and is celebrated by Coptic and Muslim families of all status groups, rural and urban.…
I am the People - The Struggle for Democracy in Egypt
As the Egyptian people rise up in Tahrir Square, a rural community in the Nile valley follows the revolution on TV, radio and in the newspapers. Intimately shot over the three year period from the overthrow of Mubarak to the…
Egypt Old Kingdom
The Old Kingdom was the first of the three great Pharaonic eras of Ancient Egypt. The pharaoh was all-powerful, with supreme control over Egypt's politics, religion and military. The River Nile, with its annual inundation, was the life-blood of Egypt.…
Ghurbal
This film examines the Egyptian rural craft of making a sieve called ghurbal (from the Arabic ghurbal meaning "to winnow" which is used to both "winnow" babies on their seventh day of life and to winnow grains for making ceremonial…
New Kingdom Egypt
New Kingdom Egypt saw the development of the "warrior pharaoh" image, the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt, and the flourishing of the Amun Re cult. After Ahmose I expelled the Hyksos from Lower Egypt, a policy of empire building…
The Tentmakers of Cairo
This film offers unprecedented access to a small community of talented craftsmen, known as tentmakers, who practice the uniquely Egyptian art of Khayamiya, or hand stitched applique. In a small covered market, in the heart of Old Islamic Cairo, four…
The Hidden History of Egypt
Part of the Series: The Ancient World according to Terry Jones
Bringing to life the everyday details of the ancients Egyptians - bizarre, hilarious or shocking - this wonderfully entertaining and factually revealing film is packed full of surprises. With Jones debunking the myths, a previously hidden world of the ancient…
Egypt: Children of the Revolution
BBC
January 2011 saw the impossible happen in Egypt. Hundreds of thousands of ordinary Egyptians took to the streets in the name of freedom against one of the Arab world's most brutal and entrenched dictatorships. The state of fear cultivated by…
We Are Egypt
Months before 2011's momentous uprising in Egypt many talked of a revolution - but no one knew when that day would come. Going behind the headlines, WE ARE EGYPT - filmed in the 14 months leading up to the Revolution…
Egypt: Tourism In Turmoil
Key Topics Tourism In Egypt Tourism And Civil Unrest Egyptian History Tourism has been vital to the Egyptian economy for decades. Despite setbacks, the 20 years up to 2011 seem like a golden era in the light of subsequent events.…
El Moulid- Egyptian Religious Festival
Moulid (spoken Arabic meaning "birth") refers to a public religious festival celebrating the life and legacy of a holy person. The film vividly captures the festive and religious mood of the very 700-year old moulid of the 13th century Muslim…
The Art of Flight
The Art Of Flight tells the story of refugees fleeing Sudan's civil war for Egypt and one journalist's struggle to get their story told. This feature-length film tells the story of three people who have found themselves struggling to survive…
A Coat of Many Colors - The Israelites in Egypt
Part of the Series: Walking the Bible
PBS
Bruce Feiler continues his journey through the greatest stories ever told by retracing Joseph's path to Egypt after his brothers sell him into bondage. When Joseph interprets Pharaoh's dreams, he rises from slave to the heights of power and even…