Actors Khalid Abdalla, left, Basim Hajar, Hayder Helo and Bassem Fayad in a scene from Tamer El Said's award-winning "The Last Days of the City," which still hasn't been projected in Egypt.
Photo courtesy of Tamer El Said via AFP/ HO
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In movie theaters, concert halls or out on the streets, critics say culture in Egypt is faced with increasing curbs as the government of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi expands censorship.In the turmoil that followed, the ex-army chief led the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohammad Morsi and went on to be elected president himself the following year.In one notable example, censors have stalled the film "In The Last Days of the City," although it has been screened in 60 countries and at 91 festivals, winning more than 10 international awards.Egyptian director Tamer al-Said finished shooting his first feature in December 2010, six weeks before the uprising that overthrew Mubarak.Another award-winning film, "The Nile Hilton Incident," directed by Tarik Saleh, a Swede of Egyptian origin, takes place in Egypt, was banned from being shot in the country.
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