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Premiere: No School for Children

A collaborative effort between German filmmaker Rebecca Korang and her Egyptian colleague, Azza Guergues, an eye-opening documentary premiers in Egypt tomorrow...

Egypt’s public education is abysmal, always ranking low on any global report on the subject. Looking to improve Egypt’s standing and the level of education is a group called Education Square.

Education Square is Cairo-based education initiative that is essentially an online platform that provides information about non-governmental organisations and associations with alternative solution to the education crisis.  In an attempt to highlight the struggles faced by Egyptian students, Education Square will be screening an eye opening documentary entitled No School for Children at Nahdet El Mahrousa 6pm this Thursday.

No School for Children explores differences in education through the stories of two 12 year old girls: Yasmin from Egypt and Lisa from Germany. The documentary is the result of collaboration between two filmmakers, Egyptian Azza Guergues and German Rebecca Korang.

Both filmmakers met in Berlin in 2013 while studying video journalism. The documentary they created was part of the Goethe Institute project called Demystifying Prejudice, a training programming for video journalists.

No School for Children isn’t about the differences in schools, but rather the differences in the lives and the importance of hobbies and activities that not only educate but enrich life. The documentary which is filmed in both Arabic and German is also accompanied by English subtitles. Following the screening the audience will have the opportunity to discuss the themes explored in the documentary in a two-hour discussion.