Egypt in historical perspective
Precisely five years ago, the world gazed hopefully at the pictures of Tahrir Square. Now, five years after the Arab revolutions, the disillusionment appears complete: more than ever there is a gulf between rich and poor, criticism is not tolerated and political opponents of the regime are in jail. Is history repeating itself? After the screening of Egypt’s modern pharaoh’s: Sadat & Mubarak we will speak with director Jihan El-Tahri and others about the necessity for this trilogy, the tension between the military regime and the Muslim Brotherhood and the political status of today’s Egypt.
Guests: Jihan El-Tahri (director Egypt’s modern pharaoh’s), Vivienne Matthies-Boon (professor International Relations of the Middle East, UvA) and Adel Salem (director Cinéma Arabe).
Moderator: Nadia Moussaid
sat 23 april | 17:00u