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Film 'Jews of Egypt' to premiere in cinemas on 27 March

Director says authorities have finally given him the green light to screen the film in local cinemas

Ahram Online, Wednesday 20 Mar 2013
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A documentary about Egyptian Jews is due to be screened in cinemas in Egypt starting 27 March, the film’s director Amir Ramses announced on Twitter and Facebook, on Wednesday.

According to film's producer, Haytham El-Khameesy, Egypt's national security apparatus had delayed the premiere of the movie, initially scheduled for 13 March in three Egyptian theatres: Nile City, Sun City and St. Stefano.

On 12 March, censorship committee director Abd El-Satar Fathi told El-Khameesy that Egypt's security apparatus wanted to see the film again, despite the earlier censorship clearance.

The film has now obtained the necessary clearance to be shown. 

The director spent three years researching and shooting a documentary “that captures fragments of the lives of the Egyptian Jewish community in the first half of the twentieth century until their second grand exodus after the tripartite attack of 1956” according to the film’s website.
 

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bill lunn
21-03-2013 01:24am
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the sad truth
Forcing Egyprian jews to leave the country they loved is a shameful expression of why no minority can survive in Egypt long term. The Copts are next in line. Islam is as old as midievil catholicism, and acts the same way.
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Michael Barger
20-03-2013 07:01pm
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Please subtitle Jews of Egypt in English and post on YouTube
I am pleased that Jews of Egypt is finally going to be shown in theaters. I hope Mr. Ramses and Mr. Khameesy will subtitlte it in English and post on Youtube.
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Roslyn
20-03-2013 06:22pm
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Looking forward
Finally, a good decision, really looking forward to seeing this movie.
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Sofie
20-03-2013 05:43pm
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English subtitles
Are there anyone who knows if the film will be aired with English subtitles?
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