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I Want a Divorce tackles women’s struggles in Egyptian society

Over the past few years, we have licensed to some terrifying statistics about the rapidly increasing numbers of divorce cases. The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) recently estimated one divorce is filed every four minutes. Although divorce is considered a mutual responsibility between husband and wife in many countries, women are still …

Rana Khaled

Missing middle: the crises of the middle class in Egyptian society

The word “middle” refers to the centre. It is the point that maintains balance and achieves stability. If the middle point breaks down the whole system will collapse. The middle class is the centre of society, which maintains stability and social peace. Therefore, the aim of any government, especially in the developing countries, would be …

Samar Mahmoud

Metal scene in Egypt under societal attack

The term ‘satanics’ has made its way back again to Egypt, referring to the local metal music community, reminding of some of the underground scene’s darkest day a few years back. It poses the question whether the Egyptian society is really afraid of anything different, especially since the term has made its rounds amongst the …

Khaled Hamdy Elnhas

‘Alia’ tackles sufferings of mothers in the Egyptian society

“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” This is how Swedish director, writer, and producer Ingmar Bergman described cinema. In our society, cinema has been playing a crucial role in documenting …

Rana Khaled

Al-Sisi’s ‘evil people’ myth

When the president of Egypt labels a segment of Egyptian society as the “evil people”, he probably does so based on a particular inspiration of his own. The phrase may have been coined to better serve the president politically, or the president may genuinely believe in the existence of a “true evil” that he has …

Mohammed Nosseir

Is Egyptian society a truly religious one?

A helicopter view of our society would certainly show that Egyptians are apparently strongly attached to their religions. Hundreds of visible mosques and churches, many of them built over 1,000 years ago, have earned Cairo the name of ‘the city of a thousand minarets’. There is no doubt that the practice of religion in Egypt …

Mohammed Nosseir

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