This week on Marketplace Middle East

Egyptian director Yousry Nasrallah's film "After the Battle" (2012) will be screened at the Abu Dhabi film festival. The film centers on Mahmoud, a horseman who is convinced to charge at protesters in Tahrir Square during the uprising.

Story highlights

  • MME asks Egypt's minister of investment what the country's economic future holds after revolution and democratic elections
  • Egyptian government is pursuing $4.8bn IMF loan to start rebuilding economy
  • In Focus: Abu Dhabi film festival plays host to a new genre of films inspired by the human drama of the Arab Spring
FACETIME: Osama Saleh, Egyptian minister of investment
After revolution and presidential elections, Egypt is slowly rebuilding its economy. The country is seeking to boost its prospects with a $4.8 billion loan from the IMF. An IMF loan will be a significant vote of confidence for the Egyptian economy, which has suffered greatly since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak last year. This week MME sat down with Egyptian minister of investment, Osama Saleh and got his thoughts on Egypt's economic road ahead.
IN FOCUS: Arab Spring Cinema
This week Abu Dhabi hosts its annual film festival, showcasing Hollywood movies such as Arbitrage and Great Expectations. But as stars hit the region's red carpets all eyes are on a new genre of films, Arab Spring Cinema. This week MME sits down with one regional Director Mohamed Al-Daradji and asked him how movie directors are using their experience of the political upheavals over the past year as inspiration for their movies.