Cairo Station 50th Anniversary Release

Cairo Station is a classic by Youssef Chahine. 

Scene from Cairo Station

Scene from Cairo Station

This land mark film is a look at identity and nationalism.  We may implant our self within the contexts of Nationalism as a movement in the northern part of Africa as indigenous people of the various former European colonies struggle for cultural identities and autonomy in developing and realizing their political and social goals, human needs, and national understandings.  It may be helpful to view this film seeking to locate the undertones which may assist people today understand how some of the feelings of mistrust of America and Europe have developed in the Middle East and North Africa.

Read my review at EMRO: your connection to quality open source reviews.  Educational Media Reviews Online database supported by the University of Buffalo Libraries.


About Malcolm L. Rigsby

Malcolm L. Rigsby, Ph.D., J.D. is a faculty member in the Department of Sociology, Human Services and Criminal Justice at Henderson State University, Arkansas. He received his Ph.D. in sociology, at Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas. In 1979 he received his B.A.T. from Sam Houston State University, in History and Education with a minor in Sociology. He holds his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from St. Mary’s University School of Law (1989) and is a licensed attorney in Arkansas and Texas. He is active in the independent review of documentary film as well as a free lance reviewer for Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO) hosted by the libraries at the University of Buffalo. He is active in research of prisoner identity and transformation toward pro-sociality and desistance from crime.
This entry was posted in Film Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s