Omar El Sherif devotes himself to Middle Eastern films
Prominent Egyptian actor Omar El Sherif has announced that he will be heading to Cairo to place a work plan with more than one producer, whom Sherif had signed contract with to take part in their films. Two of the films Omar will take part in are about Palestinians and their suffering under the ruthless invasion of the Israeli.
According to the UAE based daily, Al Bayan, the first film Sherif plays the role of a Palestinian man who is shocked when he hears his son’s voice on the radio vowing to sacrifice his life for the sake of his land. The film holds the title “Al Manfi” (The Vanished). In the second film, Omar plays the role of a lawyer who defends a Palestinian child and tries to return him back to his family after Israeli soldiers kidnapped him and changed his name into a Jewish one.
The third film Omar will star in is Egyptian under the title of “Ain Baba” (Where is Father), in which the actor plays the role of an immigrated businessman who discovers he has a daughter in Egypt. He returns to Egypt and goes on a quest in the hope of finding her and through the process more then ten different girls claim that they are his daughters.
Omar is scheduled to travel to Palestine in mid-April 2005, where the scenes of the first two films are to be shot. One of the scripts is by Ala' Hulaihel and is taken from the novel entitled “Al-Aarab Al-Raksoon] by Palestinian author Sayed Qashou’ and is to be directed by Italian director Rogero Gabay and produced by Forma production company.
Sherif uttered that he was interested to participate in this movie to bring international attention to the daily sufferings that the Palestinian people go through. Hulaihel explained that the movie will be filmed in different Palestinian cities and will reveal the face democracy Israel is trying to convince the world with. He added that the movie is a cry to make the world pay attention to the daily suffering of the Palestinian people under the Israeli state. –Albawab.com
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