Egyptian cinema spans decades, reflects changing political landscape

Egyptian cinema spans decades, reflects changing political landscape
Egyptian cinema spans decades, reflects changing political landscape

Egyptian cinema spans decades, reflects changing political landscape

Egypt’s film industry has been around since the late 1800s, producing films not just for an Egyptian audience but for countries throughout the Arab world. In many ways Egyptian films have reflected the country’s political reality, from the censorship of the 1930s to the films of the post-colonial years. Worldview film contributor Milos Stehlik of Facets Multi-Media and Ahmed Rehab, executive director of CAIR- Chicago, tell us about some of Egypt’s most well-known directors and take us through the history of Egypt’s film industry.