Egyptian young actress Mai Ezzidin was shocked when she saw large posters of herself on the streets all around Egypt showing her almost nude. The actress investigated the matter and it turned out to be that the producer of her latest film placed a photo of her head on an almost nude body, in an attempt to attract more viewers.
According to London based daily, Al Quds Al Arabi, Mai told newspapers in an interview that the movie faced many problems with Egyptian censorship. She added that while she was on a visit to the UAE, director Akram Fareed called her and told her that almost 12 scenes of her movie were omitted, which were played by the child Noor Ihsan. Mai said that omitting these scenes will ruin the dramatic texture of the movie and will affect the story a great deal.
Mai added that the movie had been modified according to the censorship’s regulations before they started filming. After the latest alterations, the movie will only last for 85 minutes, which makes it look like a documentary.
“The film does not contain any seductive scenes of any political criticism, and the only objection the censorship has is that the child Noor Ihsan says words that does not express her age. I think this is not a valid enough reason to omit the scenes, you would find many children who would not express their age. This depends on the environment they grew up in, and the level of education her parents have.” Mai concluded. –Albawaba.com
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