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The history of the late Waḥīd Ḥāmid’s works shows that he was a role model for artists and creative types.  He knew, according to the title of his early film “Man Only Lives Once” (1981) that the intellectual’s intense struggle with power would bring an end to the stable life that he had wanted to...
Author and screenwriter Waḥīd Ḥāmid passed away at the age of 77 on January 2. He is considered one of the most important and prominent people in Egyptian Cinema with regards to countering terrorism and the extremism of political Islam.
Considered a milestone in the Egyptian modern history, if not in the entire region, the July 1952 revolution has influenced not only the historical writings, but also creative works, whether of art or literature.  A TV drama series broadcast last Ramadan with the title “Al-Jamā’ah 2” [the Muslim...
Ḥāmid starts his article by stating his own opinion on the trending Fatwa kiosk by saying, “ The Fatwa Kiosk is a heresy invented by hastened Shaykhs. 
Egyptian cinema dealt with the personalities of Egyptian presidents in different films, from the first president of Egypt, Muhammad Najīb, to deposed president Muḥammad Mursī, through President Jamāl `Abd al-Nāsir, President Anwar al-Sadāt and ousted President Muhammad Husnī Mubārak. 
A poor economic situation and political confusion… The common denominator between the reigns of Mubarak and Al-Sisi. The return of prolific business men and officials throwing political punches at each other… a semi-new face between the two regimes. Analysts: “Egypt is returning to square one… and...
Waḥīd Ḥāmid compares the Islamic Justice and Development Party [AKP] in Turkey, which has reached power, and the Muslim Brotherhood group in Egypt. He believes that the Turkish party has managed to attain power by concerning themselves with the real problems of people, unlike Islamists in Egypt...
The article talks about the increasing violence on both the Islamic and Christian sides when a mixed religion marriage takes place.
Information Minister Mamduh al-Beltagui’s landmark decision to refer the TV series Bint min Shubra [A girl from Shubra], starring Laila Elwi, to the Egyptian Church and the Azhar for opinion has sparked a row. All this haggling was because the heroine Maria, a Catholic Italian, is getting married...
In an unprecedented event in Egyptian cinema, Baheb al-Sima (I Love Cinema) portrays members of a Christian family as the protagonists in a film that deals with family relationships set in the 1960s. The film caused much controversy not only because it is the first film to show Christian as the...

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