Israeli TV: Egypt cinema getting steamier

Israeli television aired a program about Egyptian cinema Thursday that asserted that Egyptian filmmakers had deliberately produced films this season containing sexually explicit scenes in an effort to provoke Islamist groups.

It went on to note that three recently produced films–including ‘Call Me,’ ‘Natural Colors’ and ‘Feelings’–featured sexually graphic scenes unprecedented in the history of Egyptian cinema.

The program also aired footage of Islamic preacher Amr Khaled, who said: "I reject nudity and I refuse to even see an unveiled woman in our films under the pretext of drama."

The program went on to assert that the films’ producers hoped to combat rising tides of religious conservatism in Egyptian society, recommending that the films be released in Israeli theaters.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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