Egypt: Documentary with Ramy Essam and censored artists

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The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression recently released a documentary exploring freedom of creativity in Egypt by interviewing the artists that have been subjected to governmental censorship.

The documentary features interviews with musician Ramy Essam who was dubbed by The New Yorker as “the bard of the Egyptian revolution”, journalist Ahmad Nagy who covers culture and literature for the daily newspaper Al Akhbar, and film director Ahmad Abdalla best known for his two feature films Heliopolis and Microphone.

Artistic expression in Egypt is one of the most tightly controlled forms of expression. It was so before the January 2011 revolution and still is today.

The documentary was published on youtube.com on 27 February 2015.

» Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression – 27 February 2015:
Documentary: Egyptian artists share their experiences with the censors

To learn more about this issue, check out AFTE’s report in collaboration with Freemuse entitled “Censors of Creativity” and published in April 2014.

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