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'''Artist:''' Marawan Hamed director and Emad Adeeb (b. 1955) producer.
  
'''Artist:''' Marawan Hamed directed the film and Imad Adeeb produced the film.
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'''Confronting Bodies:''' Egyptian Partiament; The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights
 
 
 
 
 
 
'''Confronting Bodies:''' Egyptian Partiament;The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
'''Dates of Action:''' July 2006
 
 
 
  
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'''Date of Action:''' July 2006
  
 
'''Location:''' Egypt
 
'''Location:''' Egypt
  
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'''Description of Artwork:''' The film, ''Yacoubian Building'', depicts the story behind the Yacoubian Building in Cairo. The building was initially constructed as a luxury apartment building but, following the 1952 revolution, its wealthy (primarily foreign) residents fled and military officers and their families moved in.  On the roof of the building are small rooms that were initially designed as storage spaces for the apartments.  These storage rooms are now used as apartments for poor migrants from the countryside. Thus, now there is an entire neighborhood on the roof of the once luxury building. <P>
  
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'''The Incident:''' While the Egyptian Censorship Committee approved the film, 112 members of Parliament believe that several scenes of the movie should be censored because of their negative portrayal of Egypt. The Culture and Media Committee formed a committee to screen and comment on the film to report back to Parliament.  <P>
  
'''Description of Artwork:''' The film, "Yacoubian Building," depicts the story behind the Yacoubian Building in Cairo. The building was initially constructed as a luxury apartment building until the revolution when it was taken over by the military. On the roof of the building are rooms that were initially designed as storage space for the apartments.  These storage rooms are now used as apartments for poor migrants from the countryside. Thus, now there is an entire neighborhood on the roof of the once luxury building. <P>
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'''Results of Incident:''' The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights is concerned with the implications of Parliament's actions on Egyptian Freedom of Expression and Belief. The Egyptian Constitution provides both freedom of expression and freedom of art and literature. Although the criticisms of the Culture and Media Committee were harsh, the movie continued it's cinematic run. <P>
 
 
 
 
  
'''The Incident:''' While the Egyptian Censorship Committee approved the film, 112 members of Parliament believe that several scenes of the movie should be censored because of their negative portrayal of Egypt. The Culture and Media Committee is now forming a committee to screen and comment on the film to report back to Parliament.  <P>
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'''Source:''' IFEX: International Freedom of Expression Exchange (www.ifex.org); Wikipedia; The Arab Washingtonian
  
 
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'''Results of Incident:''' The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights is concerned with the implications of Parliament's actions on Egyptian Freedom of Expression and Belief. The Egyptian Constitution provides both freedom of expression and freedom of art and literature.  <P>
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 21:26, 17 February 2012

Date: 2006

Region: Africa

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Film Video


Yacoubian.jpg

Artist: Marawan Hamed director and Emad Adeeb (b. 1955) producer.

Confronting Bodies: Egyptian Partiament; The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights

Date of Action: July 2006

Location: Egypt

Description of Artwork: The film, Yacoubian Building, depicts the story behind the Yacoubian Building in Cairo. The building was initially constructed as a luxury apartment building but, following the 1952 revolution, its wealthy (primarily foreign) residents fled and military officers and their families moved in. On the roof of the building are small rooms that were initially designed as storage spaces for the apartments. These storage rooms are now used as apartments for poor migrants from the countryside. Thus, now there is an entire neighborhood on the roof of the once luxury building.

The Incident: While the Egyptian Censorship Committee approved the film, 112 members of Parliament believe that several scenes of the movie should be censored because of their negative portrayal of Egypt. The Culture and Media Committee formed a committee to screen and comment on the film to report back to Parliament.

Results of Incident: The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights is concerned with the implications of Parliament's actions on Egyptian Freedom of Expression and Belief. The Egyptian Constitution provides both freedom of expression and freedom of art and literature. Although the criticisms of the Culture and Media Committee were harsh, the movie continued it's cinematic run.

Source: IFEX: International Freedom of Expression Exchange (www.ifex.org); Wikipedia; The Arab Washingtonian