French advancements in Mali, Egyptian cinema and planning your international weekend

French advancements in Mali, Egyptian cinema and planning your international weekend
French advancements in Mali, Egyptian cinema and planning your international weekend

French advancements in Mali, Egyptian cinema and planning your international weekend

In this episode of Worldview: After three weeks of French air and ground assaults, Islamist fighters no longer control most of Mali’s major towns in the north. In an effort to ease tensions, Mali’s interim president told a French radio show on Thursday that he is open to talks with secular Tuareg separatist groups. Susanna Wing, a political science professor at Haverford, parses the latest developments. Also, Egypt’s film industry has been around since the late 1800’s, producing films not just for an Egyptian audience but for countries throughout the Arab world. In many ways Egyptian films have reflected the country’s political reality, whether you’re looking at the 1930’s and issues of censorship or films produced in the post-colonial years. Film contributor Milos Stehlik and Ahmed Rehab, executive director of CAIR- Chicago, tell us about some of Egypt’s most well-known directors and take us through the history of Egypt’s film industry. And we’ll help you plan your international weekend. We’ll find out more about the Hamburg Ballet, making its Chicago debut and we’ll also be joined by Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero.