Friday 30 November 2018
Books – Bahaa Hijazi:
The acting trade union led by Dr. Ashraf Zaki published a statement in which he commented on the crisis of women's clothing at the inauguration and closing of the Cairo Film Festival at its forty-second session, which provoked controversy in Egyptian Street.
"Many of those interested in cultural and artistic affairs have expressed deep concern about what they observed during the ceremony of opening and closing the International Film Festival in Cairo, which we consider to be one of the most significant international events affecting the image of Egyptian and Arab art in the world the face of the culture of extremism and terrorism. The appearance of some festival guests is not in line with the traditions of the community, its values, and the moral nature of the festival and the union responsible for keeping its members.
The union added: "Despite our belief in the freedom of a personal artist in absolute faith, we call on recognizing their public accountability to the masses, appreciating their art, and so the union will investigate with those who see it cross the right of society and will receive the appropriate punishment, .
Artist Rania Youssef was widely criticized for social networking sites after the ceremony of closing the Cairo Film Festival, which appeared in apparel that the pioneers of social networking sites described inappropriately.