Market Street in West Alexandria

As we set out to produce our hour-long public television special on Egypt, I was determined to balance the ancient treasures of the pharaohs with vivid slices of modern Egyptian life. While our security escort didn’t allow us to film a poor village outside of Luxor, we did capture the festival of daily life in the colorful market streets of old Cairo and the characteristic west end of Alexandria. This action in the streets of Alexandria exceeded my wildest dreams for our show. Here’s a quick peek.