AUC Promotional Film "Education for Freedom: An American University in Cairo"
- Academy Studios, Inc
AUC Promotional Film, in color with sound, sent to universities and potential donors abroad, featuring university administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni, campus buildings and facilities, and programs and projects. Also depicts Cairo and historic monuments and tourist sites. 00:00:00-00:01:18 Sphinx and Giza Pyramids; Nile River with felucca boat and pyramids and shoreside villa in background; Nile River with Cairo modern buildings and bridges and boats; Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church (Hanging Church) and Greek Orthodox Church of St. George and Babylon Fortress ruins in Old Cairo; Road leading to Citadel with Mosque of Mohamed Ali; Minaret of Al-Hussein Mosque and Muski Street area; Brassware shop; 00:01:19-00:02:07 Egyptian folk musicians and Tahtib (stick) dancers performing; 00:02:09-00:02:36 AUC Commencement procession passing Main Palace Building entrance; 00:02:37-00:02:53 Tourists (possibly AUC faculty with family) and camel driver at the Sphinx and Giza Pyramids; 00:02:54-00:03:17 Sailing boats with crew on bank of Nile River with Cairo buildings in background; Nile River with Cairo modern buildings and bridges and boats; Al-Hussein Mosque and Muski Street area; Vegetable vendor stall on street with passing pedestrians; 00:03:18-00:03:22 Egyptian folk musicians and Tahtib (stick) dancers performing; 00:03:23-00:04:01 Nile Hilton Hotel and Tahrir Square with Mogamma and AUC Campus with Main Palace Building, with buses and other vehicles; 00:04:02-00:04:18 President Raymond F. McLain and Vice President Hanna Rizk entering Main Palace Building; 00:04:19-00:04:35 Oriental Hall interior and doorway; 00:04:36-00:04:42 President Raymond F. McLain and Vice President Hanna Rizk in President’s Office; voiceover by President McLain begins; 00:03:43-00:05:41 Main Palace and Ewart Hall building exteriors with American flag and faculty and students and gardening staff; rear courtyard sides of Ewart hall and Main Palace buildings; 00:05:42-00:05:46 Social Research Center offices and faculty and staff, including Robert Fernea and Sohair Mehanna; 00:05:47-00:06:13 Division of Extension adult education program students in sculpture and ceramics studio; Beatrice McLain with student and her painting; 00:06:14-00:06:24 President Raymond F. McLain and Vice President Hanna Rizk in President’s Office; 00:06:25-00:06:44 Student Council members, Student Council President Kamal Selim Gindi and Dean of Students Howard Reid; 00:06:45-00:07:44 Faculty, staff, and students at Arab Cultural Club “oriental party” traditional Egyptian cultural event and meal; 00:07:45-00:08:30 Male and female students on campus; male and femaile student athletes playing volleyball, tennis, basketball and fencing, at Sports Day tournament and award ceremony, with Hill House in background; 00:08:31-00:09:02 Campus Caravan student newspaper staff in office with advisor Joe Lehman; newspapers distributed at Arab Cultural Club “oriental party” traditional Egyptian cultural event and meal; 00:09:03-00:09:34 Science Honor Society event with astronomy telescope viewing and chemistry and rocket displays; 00:09:35-00:10:02 Alumni Board members, including Aida Fahmy Sourial, in office with Alumni Secretary Manucher Moadeb Zadeh; 00:10:03-00:10:10 Female faculty member in classroom with students; 00:10:11-00:10:18 Male faculty member in classroom with map of United States, with students; 00:10:19-00:10:38 English Language Institute classrooms with faculty members and students with audio tape player; 00:10:39-00:10:58 Faculty member office and seminar room or classroom with professors and students; 00:10:59-00:11:23 AUC administrators and faculty in President’s Office including President Raymond McLain, Vice President Hanna Rizk, and Alan Horton; 00:11:24-00:11:33 Student Council members, Student Council President Kamal Selim Gindi and Dean of Students Howard Reid; 00:11:34-00:12:02 Students and faculty member Zaki Khalil Hanna in chemistry and physics laboratories; 00:12:03-00:13:02 Beatrice McLain and staff member with Egyptian artifacts and handicrafts for proposed AUC folk art museum including inlay work, mashrabeyya, and textiles; 00:13:03-00:13:25 Faculty members Sir K.A.C. Creswell and Christel Kessler with Creswell’s library in School of Oriental Studies Building; 00:13:26-11-00:13:47 School of Oriental Studies Building exterior and entrance with staff doorman Al Daww; 00:13:48-00:14:03 School of Oriental Studies faculty members including Mohamed Al-Nowaihi and Sami Badrawi and Arabic language teaching sheikhs in Oriental Hall; 00:14:04-00:14:20 Social Research Center staff with President Raymond McLain, Vice President Hanna Rizk, and Dean of Graduate Faculty Alan Horton in President’s Office; 00:14:21-00:14:29 Faculty member and Arabic language teaching sheikh in office; 00:14:30-00:14:41 Faculty member and students in Arabic language classroom; 00:14:42-00:15:23 Faculty members in offices, including Otto Meinardus, editing AUC Press book manuscripts; 00:15:24-00:15:42 Faculty member with graduate students in classroom; 00:15:43-00:16:00 AUC administrators and faculty in President’s Office including President Raymond McLain and Vice President Hanna Rizk; voiceover about graduate studies emphasis; 00:16:01-00:16:03 Students and faculty member S.Porter Miller in science laboratory; 00:16:04-00:16:37 AUC Library with staff including Nicola George; Library director Mahmoud Shiniti with faculty or staff member in office; student browsing Creswell book; Hill House exterior; 00:16:38-00:16:43 Faculty member Christel Kessler with Creswell’s library in School of Oriental Studies Building; 00:16:44-00:16:48 Social Research Center staff with President Raymond McLain and Vice President Hanna Rizk in President’s Office; 00:16:49-00:17:09 United Arab Republic and United States of America flags; 00:17:10-00:17:51 Man and woman standing on top of Main Palace Building; Views of Tahrir Square, with Egyptian Museum and Arab Socialist Union Building in background, during celebration with banners; 00:17:52-00:18:17 Sphinx and Giza Pyramids; Sailing boats on bank of Nile River with Cairo buildings in background; Road leading to Citadel with Mosque of Mohamed Ali; Camels with riders; 00:18:18-00:19:18 AUC Commencement with students and faculty, including Laila Hamamsy, in academic caps and gowns (some smoking cigarettes) beside Main Palace Building; AUC Commencement with students and faculty and administrators (including President Raymond McLain) in front of Main Palace Building
- Item contributor:
- American University in Cairo
- American University in Cairo
- Data contributor:
- American University in Cairo
- American University in Cairo -- History
- Geographic region:
- Cairo; Egypt
- DC rights:
- To inquire about permissions or reproductions, contact the Rare Books and Special Collections Library, The American University in Cairo at +20.2.2615.3676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Is part of:
- AUC Historic Films Collection; Rare Books and Special Collections Library; American University in Cairo