Neveen Shalaby from CairoName: Neveen Shalaby
Location: Cairo, Egypt
If you would be able to export a characteristic of your people, what would it be?
I wish people were more like a women taxi driver I once filmed, she was a mother with a lot of children, without father, but all her children were educated.
What is your favorite television program? And why?
Reality TV that shows real stories of different people around the world, like on MBC4, BBC world, Al-Jazeera documentaries and Al-Arabia Documentaries. Because it makes us feels like we can help others around the world or have their experience, it’s very important to know what is happening around us because may be some day we will face the same problems so we have to be ready for that.
What is your image of Holland/ how do you picture Holland?
Really, it’s a very good image because it’s a country from Europe. So of course that’s better than countries in middle east or Latin America or South Asia. The little I know about Holland is that drugs are legal and there are a lot of shops for sex and even a museum for sex, so I was so astonished about that because I’m from a very different culture. But any way it’s a great country with lots of freedom.
If you would be able to rule out a characteristic of your country, what would it be?
It’s a very hard question, but I hate all the people who want to leave our country because they think it’s not good, I hate these people because they don’t think how to improve them self and their country.
Who do you hope will be the next president of the United States?
I don’t know their names but I want someone honest and fair because every president wants to control the world but I think that’s very hard for only one president. I wish for some one who doesn’t support Israel in what happened in Arabic countries.
What will you be doing ten years from now?
I have a lot of plans but I wish I could do 70% of all the things I want. I plan to direct my first long feature film in Egypt and to be owner for a production house. I would like to take a tour around the world and Visit the USA, Holland, China, all the countries I can go to. I would love to learn more than 3 languages, I want to be fluent in French, Dutch, Spanish. I want to buy a black BMW car and a small house with a big garden. Also to get married and have two children but before getting married I will have found someone I trust and love. And get courses and workshops maybe for a master degree to improve my self all the time.