The BBC documentary produced in 1982, asks why was Cairo so calm when Sadat was assassinated- a juncture I centre in my thesis. The documentary seems to be doing a more nuanced job than the famous American political science textbook that asks the same question. I am currently considering replacing the obligatory reference to Baker’s […]
The British Pathé footage of signing the 1936 Anglo-Egyptian treaty. The treaty will be unilaterally repealed in 1951 but he same party that signed it.
Last week I watched 327 notebooks (part of essay film festival) and it is a feast. Andrés di Tella makes a film about his friend, who is packing away his office in the states and going back home. We see bookshelves being emptied into cardboard boxes. Life packaged in the beginning of the movie (like how […]
I have been weaving images of forsaking homes recently..or at least bidding them adieu. These three scenes might be my favourite in a complex collection of emotional explosions that come with consuming home. I don’t intend to spoil it for those who have not seen it, or to push people to go to see it if […]
Yesterday I started the process of letting go of Dust, I will still be waiting for comments, and will be thinking of other things I need to write about/with dust, but I have finally started thinking of other things as well. I have been thinking of dust, playing with it, avoiding it, and the writing […]
I got quite excited stumbling on the poster (less so hearing the commentaries in the video). Looks like a worthwhile project to follow. SINDBAD SCIFI PROMO-HD from Sindbad Sci-Fi on Vimeo.