A three part series directed by Fadwa El Guindi
color, 1hr 43mins, 1986-2005
Fadwa El Guindi is currently Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the Department of Social Sciences, University of Qatar; founding director and research anthropologist at El Nil Research in Los Angeles; and Co-Editor of the new social science journal Contemporary Islam: Dynamics of Muslim Life. In addition to her innovative, award-winning films, she is widely published and gives lectures and workshops internationally on Arab and Muslim Americans. Her renowned expertise on the Middle East has been sought by the media, the UN, and the US government. Her most recent book, Visual Anthropology: Essential Method and Theory, is available from AltaMira Press.
Recommended for use in courses on general anthropology, religion and ritual, medical anthropology, circumcision, rites of passage, popular Islam, and traditional Arab culture.
films in the Egypt series:
El Sebou' - Egyptian Birth Ritual
Ghurbal El Moulid - Egyptian Religious Festival