Egyptian TV Nixes Film on 1967 POWs
Screenwriter Mohammed Jalal Abdel Qawi is complaining that Egyptian television executives have blocked production of the made-for-TV film Natanya, which depicts Egyptian and Arab heroism in fighting against Israel.
The film is about a number of Egyptian and Syrian POWs during the 1967 war. They are put in a detention camp in the Israeli city of Natanya. But after being treated badly by their captors, they burn down the camp and flee home to participate in October “victory” celebrations.
Abdel Qawi told the London-based Al Hayat newspaper that the nation’s Art Classification censors had approved the film, but the TV censors had rejected it on grounds that the television agency was an official body that did not approve of the production of such films.
Abdel Qawi called on Minister of Information Safwat Al Sharif to approve the production of the film to show the heroism of Arabs in confronting the Israeli enemy - Albawaba.com