In these uncertain times, when the world is in constant turmoil, stability is obtained by way of force and not by way of justice. When nature is screaming at us, begging us to save ourselves by taking care of our environment; when even the citizens of the wealthiest nations are protesting the unequal distribution of wealth; when the insanity driving our fear of the other is replacing the belief in a humanity that is stronger together…
In these uncertain times, I cannot but express how extremely happy I am to present the 8th consecutive edition of D-CAF.
My own happiness, as well as that of the rest of D-CAF’s team, stems from our common belief that art can change people and hopefully the world. D-CAF is not simply a festival, where performances from all over the world are presented throughout three weeks in the heart of downtown Cairo. It is, more importantly, a way for all of us to confirm our vision of the world we want.
A world that is open and where boundaries of gender, race and social status are non-existant or at least of no value. A world where the shared values are respect, understanding, justice, freedom and creativity. A world where the care we bestow on our environment forms an integral part of our human development and progress.
I want to thank our audience for continuing to share our vision, and thank our partners old and new for believing in us and in a world that brings us together and does not tear us apart.