For the first time Egypt has been chosen Book World Prague’s 2015 guest of honour.
The annual international book fair and literary festival took place from 13 to 17 May.
Present at the opening was Ahmed Megahed, chief of the General Egyptian Book Organisation, at the head of a delegation which included a number of Egypt’s prominent intellectuals, media persons, musicians, playwrights, and artists. They have taken part in the main fair activities, as well as the special events hosted by the Egyptian pavilion to showcase the cultural scene in Egypt.
Filmmaker Hala Lotfy introduced the views of young cinematographers in Egypt, their works and ambitions. Her film ++Coming Forth by Day++ which was chosen by Dubai International Film Festival in the 100 Greatest Arab Films list and won several Arab and international awards, was screened, as was a number of top recent Egyptian productions.
An event dedicated to visual art, titled “Egyptian visual arts – finding a way” discussed the evolution of this art in Egypt.
17 May 2015