Egyptian writer/critic Dasouqi Said, head of the Association for Genuine Arts, has recently published and released a new book entitled “Nour El Sherif a Journey in the Road of Art, Thought and Politics”. The book tackles the highlights of the actor’s career and presents different stages throughout his life other than what people know.
The book reveals the actor’s political side and what his beliefs are with regards to politics as well as his artistic side and how he is a thinker, reported the Qatar based daily, Al Raya. The book also includes many personal photographs of Nour featuring rare ones with Tawfiq Al Hakim, Najib Mahfouz, and Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.
Dr. Madkour Thabet, head of the Egyptian censorship, approved the scenario for the new movie “God's Hand”, which will star Nour. The movie, which was written by Ahmad Fikry, tells the story of the attempts to assassinate the Egyptian President, Husni Mubarak, in Adis Ababa back in the summer of 1995.
El Sharif was given the leading role in the movie, which is the first to tell a story that involves the Egyptian president personally. The film also talks about the fierce hidden war between the Egyptian apparatus and the Islamic fundamentalists, which reached its peak during this unsuccessful assassination attempt.
Fikry tried through his story to clarify with whom was "God's hand" during that incident and also to show that what happened in Adis Ababa was a crises and should be studied thoroughly in order to move on and learn from our own mistakes.
The approval of the censorship is not the final stage the scenario has to go through in order to have the approval of the Egyptian apparatus before they can start filming. Fikry revealed that if the scenario was rejected he will go to court and to President Mubarak personally. –Albawaba.com
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