Nour El Sherif and Athar El Hakim on a rally to discover Syria

Published June 30th, 2003 - 02:00 GMT

It was confirmed by the Syrian International Auto Union that a number of prominent Egyptian actors will be participating in the rally "Discover Syria" taking place July 16-19, 2003. The event is sponsored by the Syrian Ministry of Tourism and will cover a number of tourist sites covering an area of over 1500 kilometers. 


According to the London based Elaph, Egyptian actress Athar El Hakim along with Egyptian actors Nour El Sherif, Mohammad Subhi and Samih El Sareeti officially announced their participation in the event. The actors will be competing next to 70 other participants. 


Athar previously shot scenes from her new TV series “Kharaz Mulawan” (Colored Beads) based on Mohammed Salmawi’s story, scripted by Mohammed al Basousi and directed by Ahmed Khader in Lebanon. Scenes from the South of Lebanon were preferred over those in Egypt as more suitable for the new series.  


The series is about the Arab Israeli conflict since the 1947 UN resolution regarding Palestine division into two states. A hefty budget exceeding 10 million pounds has been allocated for the film, which will be partially shot inside the Media Production City. A number of actors from Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt co-star in the new TV series including Riyadh al Khouli and Mohammed Riyadh.  


Some documentary film contents from the occupied lands are screened within the series.  

“I play the role as Jaclyn Khouri since her childhood and youth in Java and Jerusalem in addition to her ties with the most prominent Palestinian movement symbols in view of the fact that her father is Java mayor. Jaclyn moves to Cairo after the Israeli occupation forces kill all her family members including her parents. She decides to continue with the journey of resistance through journalism in Egypt,” Hakim said.  


She added, “The series includes a number of political failures and explains the Egyptian and Arab role in confronting the Zionist and Jewish lobby since 1947 and 1948 war. This is in addition to the painful events, which followed the war, and how the issue has reached this stage of devastation, atrocities and brutality by Sharon against the armless Palestinian people in their cities, villages and refugee camps. It also includes the criminal acts which killer Sharon commits against the Palestinians holy shrines including the siege imposed on the Nativity Church and al Aqsa Mosque.” – 

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