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Film on History of Struggle in Egypt - "Nasser 56"
Date Thursday March 10
Time 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
ATA, 992 Valencia St. at 21st, SF (near 24th St. BART)
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorANSWER Coalition
Emailanswer [at] answersf.org
Phone415-821-6545
AddressANSWER office: 2969 Mission St., SF
Film Showing: On the History of Struggle in Egypt
“Nasser 56”

With discussion of the Egyptian Revolution and the implications for the entire region.

The black-and-white film depicts the tumultuous period of 1956 when the controversial Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser stunned the world by seizing the Suez canal from its European owners, and declared it Egyptian property.

The movie uses actual newsreel footage to illustrate the ensuing battle that pitted Egypt against Israel, Britain and France. The superpowers suppressed the crisis, and Egypt gained permanent control of the canal.

At the time of the film’s release, Egyptian director Mohamed Fadel explained how Nasser 56 struck a special chord among Egypt’s disenchanted youth. “The Egyptian youth are in search of a feeling of superiority and invincibility. The events surrounding the canal represent, for the youth, true heroism.” 1996, 142min.

$6 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
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Added to the calendar on Monday Feb 14th, 2011 6:14 PM
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