A Bold Look at Egypt through Nasser

One of the highlights from covering documentaries for this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) for ByBlacks.com was interviewing Egyptian filmmaker Jihan El-Tahri.  Her film, Nasser, featuring the 1950s Egyptian ruler put so much into perspective. She tackled the unsteady foundation of a country rocked by politics through the decade-long efforts of this military man. And audiences at #TIFF2015 were all the more grateful for it.  What an incredible breakdown of a presidency and a comprehensive explanation of a complicated religious and cultural history. Bravo to the filmmaker and TIFF who programmed the doc. Please click here for my article and be sure to catch the film. 

  Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser

Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser

  Veteran documentary filmmaker Jihan El-Tahri

Veteran documentary filmmaker Jihan El-Tahri