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Egypt’s history is rich in glorious moments that emitted feelings of solidarity among its people, and Egyptian cinema has played a significant role in preserving such moments of pride. Films like Ayam El Sadat, Al Rosasa La Tazal fi Gayby, and the recently released, El Mammar, perfectly portrayed our sense of nationality. However, this is not the end of it. Inspired by what others have done to celebrate the honourable Egyptian history, both Amir Karara and Mohamed Adel Emam are soon releasing a series and a film, following stories in the war of the 6th of October.
Mohamed Adel Emam is set to play the role of Egyptian army legend, Ibrahim Al-Refaei, in a new film, titled Al-Refaei. The main character was the commander of the 39th special operations force in the famed 1973 war.
Emam tweeted saying, “A project came out of nowhere. It’s about a surprise hero. Wait for me in a film about Egyptian army legend, Ibrahim Al-Refaei.”
— محمد إمام (@Mohamed_Emam) October 10, 2019
On the other hand, Amir Karara will take a different route from the traditional, heroic one, where he will be playing the role of martyr colonel Ahmed-el-Mansy. The TV series will be written by Baher Dowidar and directed by Peter Mimi.
The 6th of October was not an easy war, and more so, many died trying to protect our country. As much as there aren’t a lot of movies to showcase that, and the fact that producers, directors, and actors are taking the step to change that, really shows you that as shining as Egypt is on its own, it shines even brighter with its people.