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Egypt censor bans film 'promoting' Israel normalisation

Censor halts filming of Egyptian film for allegedly promoting normalisation of relations with Israel

Ahram Online, Tuesday 5 Jun 2012
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Film stars Amr Saad and Jommana Murad.
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Egypt's censor has halted production of a film for allegedly promoting the normalisation of relations with Israel, Al-Ahram Arabic has reported.

Mohamed Kenawy who wrote the film, Regheef Aish (Loaf of Bread), denied the accusation and said the film promotes peace and cooperation among all people regardless of sex, race and religion.

The story revolves around an Egyptian, a Palestinian and an Israeli, and examines life in the Arab region and the world.

The film had been under production for two months before filming was halted.

The film stars Amr Saad, Jommana Murad, Marwa, Kinda Aloush, Afaf Shoeib, and Salah Abdallah.

The issue of normalising relations with Israel has been a controversial topic since Egypt and Israel signed the Camp David Accords in 1978.

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