Wednesday, June 16, 2010


This year, the Cairo Refugee Film Festival is going to be complemented by a two-day bazaar at the venue of the screenings. The arcades opposite the main building at DARB 1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Center will be used to put up tables and display the handicrafts made by Eritrean, Eithiopian and Sudanese women. A great opportunity to buy some unique gifts for friends and family back home.

Food is a very important part of the culture of a place and there will be some mouth-watering and delectable spread available. A chance to sample the delicious cuisine from Eithopia, Eritrea and Iraq!

The food and handicrafts for sale at the bazaar are made by women belonging to the refugee communities. These self-employed women have refused to submit to their unfortunate circumstances and have carved out a niche for themselves as suppliers of handicrafts and food. They serve as role models to not only the other women from their community.
The bazaar will be held on the 18th and the 19th of June from 6.00 p.m. onwards.

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