Palestinian, Egyptian Struggles Unite in Ramadan’s TV Series
Three Egyptian series aired this Ramadan tackle the Palestinian and Egyptian national struggle in confronting the occupation which the two countries witnessed over various historical periods of time.
The TV series Awraq Masriyyah (Egyptian Papers) written by Taha Hussein Salem and directed by Wafiq Wagdi portrays the Egyptian national struggle against the British occupation, the Egyptian collaborators and the rulers during the thirties through the life history of a Pasha family.
The series features the internal conflict between the government of Ismael Sudki Pasha and the Wafd party and the role of the king and the British occupation in aggravating the conflict through the use of the collaborators. This is in addition to the emergence of the Egyptian communist party and the role of the Jews in it and the secret support which the Zionist movement provided in the battle for the British army to clamp down on the national movement.
The series links between the Egyptian and Palestinian national movements in a manner stronger than the other two series through a Palestinian dancer and singer who plays original art performance distant from fake showing concern over her country’s issues.
Being convinced with the integrity of the Arab national issue, the dancer rushes to participate in the military operations launched by the Free Egypt organization against the British army. The nightclub owned by the Palestinian dancer and an Egyptian counterpart changes to a platform for calling for patriotism.
The series tackles the Egyptian Communist party and the link between it and the Palestinian Communist party and the role of the Jews. This is in addition to the differences between the Palestinian national movement and the Palestinian communists.
Costarring in the series are Salah Al Saadani, Sawsan Bader, Farida Saif Al Naser, Wael Noor, Mahmoud Al Gondi and others.
For its part, the TV series Al Barr Al Gharbi (Western Land) written by Mohammed Galal Abdel Qawi and directed by Ismael Abdel Hafez explores a love story before 1948 war and the effect of this war on Egypt and the public attitude towards it.
Occasionally the series reveals the looseness of some Pasha and their commitment to the British stance. The Egyptian artist Ezzat Abu Auf plays this role while Farouq Al Fishawi who is deeply in love with the British noble girl (Raghdah) nixes to do that.
Fishawi does not hesitate to send his brother in law on the second day of hi wedding to join the Egyptian army fighting in Palestine and announce clearly that the Jewish entity, which the British want to invaginate there, should be uprooted.
The TV series Banat Afkari (My Thoughts) written by Mohsen Zayed and directed by Yahya Al Alami tells about a love story between an old married screenwriter (played by Mahmoud Mursi) and a woman working in art production (played by Elham Shahin).
The drama highlights the contradictions between the writer on one hand and his wife and two daughters on the other hand. On of the daughters (played by Dina) leads a group of students to demonstrate in support for the Palestinian Intifada and faces jail. She insists on her original stance and nixes the stance of her father who does not favor taking any political attitude fearing for his interests and wife who works as a ministry undersecretary – Albawaba.com