Passerby reading the “Street Story” placed by the National Authority for Civilization Coordination - ET
CAIRO - 20 April 2020: The Ministry of Culture's National Authority for Civil Coordination produced a documentary film, entitled “City Memory”, directed by Mohammed Mandour.
The film documents the stories of Egypt’s streets and shows the areas where the Egyptian icons lived.
It also documents buildings with distinct architectural styles dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries and the first half of the 21st century.
“City Memory” also documents the projects “Hekayet Share’” (Street Story) and “Lived Here” launched by the National Organization for Civil Coordination. These projects tell the stories of the streets, documenting the places where Egyptian icons resided, including scholars, politicians, artists, poets, writers, and military men.
Furthermore, the documentary film is narrated by Head of the National Authority for Civil Coordination Mohamed Abu Sada, and Mohamed Afifi, professor of History at Cairo University.
Also, a number of sons and daughters of Egyptian artists and symbols speak during the film, including Somaya Abdel Moneim Ibrahim (daughter of artist Abdel Moneim Ibrahim), Shereen Yahya el-Alami (daughter of director Yahya el-Alami), Bahaa Gahin (son of poet Bahaa Gahin), Manar Hossam Muheeb (daughter of the cartoonist Husam Muheeb) and Mohammad Abdul Ghani el-Sayyid (son of the singer Abdul Ghani el-Sayed).
The National Authority for Civil Coordination implemented the “Street Story” project, where the first stage involved documenting the stories of 50 streets and hanging informative signs in these streets.
In addition, the project “Ash Hena” (Lived Here) has also been implemented in Cairo, Giza, Western Qalyubia, and Alexandria. It includes the installation of 283 signs documenting the places where Egypt's icons resided.
The first and second phases of the project “Lived Here” include 300 signs, which are currently being placed in various areas. The third phase includes 100 signs bringing the total number of signs to 400.