What We Are Buying Today: Azka Farms

What We Are Buying Today: Azka Farms
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Updated 30 October 2020

What We Are Buying Today: Azka Farms

What We Are Buying Today: Azka Farms

Azka Farms is an online platform that supports ethical farming by offering products that are local, organic, seasonal, and sustainable, including vegetables, herbs, fruits, and dairy — all straight from the farm to your table.
Azka Farms wishes to promote self-sufficiency and a healthier lifestyle among Saudis by encouraging the consumption of foods that are locally sourced, fresh and organic.
The partner farms are from around the Kingdom. Products are distributed in Jeddah and will soon be available across the country.
Azka Farms offers small and large baskets of organic, local foods including cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplants, bell peppers, onions, beetroot, okra, green beans, spinach, carrots, mulukhiyah (jute), and pumpkins. Herbs such as mint, basil, thyme, rosemary, parsley, and coriander are also available, as is a selection of fresh dairy products, such as milk, salted cheese, ghee and butter.
Services are available in monthly and weekly online subscriptions of various sizes, from 2.5 to 5 kilograms. For more information visit azkabasket.com


Egyptian film ‘Tuk-Tuk’ goes international

“Tuk-Tuk” film still.
“Tuk-Tuk” film still.
Updated 17 January 2021

Egyptian film ‘Tuk-Tuk’ goes international

“Tuk-Tuk” film still.

DUBAI: The Egyptian film “Tuk-Tuk” is set to make its international premiere at France’s Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival on Jan. 29.

After this it will be shown at the 29th edition of the Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), which will run from Jan. 29 to Feb. 6.

The Mohamed Kheidr-directed short tells the story of a young woman named Walaa, portrayed by Miss Egypt 2009 Elham Wagdi, who is forced to become a rickshaw driver to support her family after she is abandoned by her husband who has illegally fled the country.

The Los Angeles-based film festival was established in 1992 to promote creative works that highlight the diverse stories of Africa and the global black diaspora.

Each year, the cinematic event showcases more than 150 new films from countries including the US, Africa, Latin America and Europe.