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Terrorism & Kebab
[Al-Irhab Wal-Kabab]

Feature Film

Sherif Arafa


105 minutes

Arabic with English subtitles


"A savage exposť of society. . .cleverly done." - Al Ahram Weekly

"A remarkable commentary about Egyptian society. . ." - MESA Bulletin

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Terrorism & Kebab is a farce denouncing the absurdity of bureaucracy in modern Egypt. Adel Imam, Egypt's leading comic actor, is a father who wants to move his son to a school closer to home.

He goes to the Mogamma, the center of Cairo's monolithic bureaucracy, to pick up the required documents. Frustrated by the lack of response, he ends up attacking a fundamentalist official and, when armed police respond to the situation, a machine gun accidentally finds its way into Imam's hands.

As a terrorist, his demands to the Minister of Internal Affairs are simple: Shish Kebab made of high-class lamb. After having a hearty meal with his hostages, however, his demands become more political.

This film is available with a Digital Site License (DSL), which allows colleges, universities, or libraries to encode, locally host, and stream the film to their community on a closed, password-protected system.

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