Archive for category Egypt

Censorship: Egypt’s limited portal to the creative production world

Daily News Egypt The censors said that, while “Halawet Rouh” (Inner Beauty) had sexual content that did not match Egyptian traditions, “Noah” had religious references that contradict with Islamic heritage. By Nayera Yasser Ever since the early silent films in the late 19th century, Egyptians have grown a special fondness for films and cinema. By the […]

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Is Egypt’s film industry monopolized?

by Samar Samir CAIRO: Claiming that the “film industry in Egypt has been monopolized by a mafia” an Egyptian-American director, fugitive from justice over charges of inciting debauchery, called on President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to nationalize cinemas nationwide and establish a ministry of cinema affairs. Wael Elsedeki posted May 18 a video clip dubbed hands off featuring a […]

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Independent films in Egypt, Middle East: coproductions and agendas

As a part of Hybrid Reels programme, Mostafa Youssef of Seen Film Production led a discussion about film co-production as a source of funding Marwa Morgan Every weekend, cinemas in Cairo are filled with audiences eager to see the biggest releases, which have been advertised on billboards all over the city. Given this enthusiastic audience, […]

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