Alexa, show me a book that looks perfect even if I can’t access it

Emile Abbas? That sounds like it could possibly be Western?  إميل عباس

Google takes me to an Arabic Wiki page of an actress from Kuwait. She’s been in so many movies. From her page I find this

It would be sweet to find some Best of lists. Is there like a David Lynch in a turban over there? A Werner Herzog that does documentaries on subjects forbidden in the west? How I’ll trick a woman into watching these movies with me

Oh great, who the hell owns this site

40% of the site’s traffic is from Egypt. I wonder if it’s like Bollywood over there too (owned)?

Who would be surprised if this was true!!

I find this link via Yandex, the engine hosted on Fed territory (LOL) take what we can get I guess

Although the Egyptian film industry is not as strong as it used to be due to growing financial problems, it still dominates Arab cinema production, especially mainstream cinema, where 77% of films are produced.

I think I might be learning Persian. Here we go, these might be good, from post-revolutionary Iran

About 100 features were released between 1979 and 1985.

Another way of phrasing the above stat

Of the more than 4,000 short and feature films filmed in the MENA region since 1908, more than three-quarters were Egyptian films.

This era might have potential

The 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s are generally considered the golden age of Egyptian cinema.

There was an “exodus” in 1948 after the founding of Israel, and expulsions in 1956-57.

This sounds too good to be true

The Jewish population of Egypt was estimated at less than 200 in 2007, less than 40 in 2014, and as of 2017, is estimated at 18 (6 in Cairo, 12 in Alexandria). In 2018 the estimated Jewish population was 10

I wonder what Egyptian film was like in 1958, 1959 “muhaha”

Is this subtitled anywhere

Apparently the Israeli military disappeared a bunch of Palestinian films, something else to look into. German, Italian, Iranian, Palestinian, possibly Egyptian cinema to locate and make a pristine list of to counter Hollywood.

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