Sunday 28 November 2021
Books – Abdel Fattah Al-Ajmi:
Star Phaedra responded to the controversy that accompanied her appearance during the opening ceremony of the 43rd Cairo International Film Festival, where she was criticized for wearing a “t-shirt” printed with the word “nations like you”, which is part of the Qur’anic verse, “And there is no harm in any kind of harm.” with its wings except for nations like you.”
Phaedra said in a statement: “The truth is, I did not understand the purpose of the controversy surrounding my clothes, and I do not find a reason for all this controversy… We all wear (Ayat al-Kursi), the word (God) and Quranic verses on gold and silver chains and rings, even the Coptic brothers wear Crosses and images of the Virgin and Christ.
And she continued, “What did you differentiate with people wearing these verses, whether in a chain or a pendant or even embroidery on clothes… Is it in words or utterances more important than the words of our Lord? His belief in the words of our Lord Almighty.
She continued, “Where exactly is the mistake? I wear 3 verses of the chair around my neck all day and night… This is something that happens naturally in the absolute, but in the festival the message was to support animals and educate people that they are nations like humans, and we should sympathize with them and take care of them instead of poisoning and killing them.” without mercy.”
The new session of the Cairo Film Festival this year is chaired by producer Mohamed Hefzy, and will be held from November 26 to December 5, with all precautionary measures taken in accordance with the guidelines of the Egyptian government and the World Health Organization, in order to ensure the safety of the participating filmmakers, the public and the festival team.
The Cairo International Film Festival, one of the oldest and most regular festivals in the Arab world and Africa, is unique in being the only festival in the Arab and African region registered in Category A in the International Federation of Producers in Paris (FIAPF).