|Salata Baladi or Afrangi?
Nadia Kamel's documentary on the Jews of Egypt, to be screened this week in Cairo, has won many international awards. Joseph Massad watched the film in New York and found the ingredients less baladi than assumed
Beginning and ending with politics
Since its release late last year, the Egyptian film Heen Maysara has won both praise and condemnation. But is the film really more political pamphlet than work of art, asks Hani Mustafa
Nothing can defeat her
Nehad Selaiha hails the first season for independent theatre launched by Al-Hanager at Rawabet
Reaching sublime heights
The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra's recent Egyptian concerts made a delicious musical cocktail, imaginatively conceived, brilliantly performed, and very exciting, writes Amal Choucri Catta