Queer Egypt

LGBTQ people hunted by gangs and police in Egypt

Queer Egypt Using innovative masking technology to hide the identities of the people he meets, Ahmed Shihab-Eldin navigates the complex online and real-life world of two people who identify as queer who have been repeatedly targeted by a gang with violent viral video humiliations and police arrests. Forced to choose between sex work and asylum, Jamal chooses to stay and Laila chooses to go.

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The Producers

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin - Reporter

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin is an Emmy-nominated journalist, producer and actor. He recently left his position as a Senior Presenter for AJ+ where he produced award-winning documentaries focused on social justice and human rights to explore new forms of storytelling and develop a podcast. Previously Ahmed worked as a reporter and producer for Al Jazeera English, as well as for the The New York Times, The Huffington Post and PBS. Ahmed is widely known for creating and co-hosting Al Jazeera English’s flagship program ‘The Stream’ an interactive live talk show nominated for an Emmy Award for Most Innovative Program in 2012.

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