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Protest against film in Egypt

Students from Islamic council of Cairo’s Ain Shams University have stopped the filming due to indecent clothing of the actresses.


The shooting of film was being done at the university campus where suddenly the students started to protest. Production company, “Misr International Films” had got the approval for shooting at university site, confirmed Gaby Khoury.

“When the shooting started, the director of the engineering faculty, SherifHammad, came to tell us that some students and teachers were against it, because of the clothing worn by the actresses,” he said.

The film’s story is inspired from the novel “Dhat” written by Egyptian novelist, Sonallah Ibrahim. The novel was about the women wearing short clothes in 70s.

“Insisted that the filming should stop and that we would be reimbursed … explaining that he was not able to guarantee the protection of the materials or the artists,” Khoury added.

Production Company released a press briefing statement on Wednesday which states that

“The student members of the Muslim Brotherhood at Ain Shams University had prevented the film crew from the ‘Dhat’ TV series from shooting the scenes set at the university.”

Students had put forward their objection saying that “indecent” clothing should be changed in order to continue the film’s shooting.

Adel Imam, Arab’s world most favorite actor was sentenced to three months jail earlier this month due to acting in a film which was actually defaming Islam.