"Salata Baladi" screening
Nadia Kamal's documentary "Salata Baladi" is playing at the Cairo Jesuit Cinema Club this Friday at 6pm. If you haven't seen the film, I recommend you check it out. It's not perfect (a common criticism is that it should have been edited a bit more tightly), but it's definitely good, and the multi-ethnic, multi-faith Egyptian family it focuses on is incredibly captivating. The story of an Egyptian woman of Jewish/Italian origins who (among other things) ends up visiting long-lost Israeli cousins, the film has been accused of having a "pro-normalization" agenda and has stirred quite a bit of debate in this regard.