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Critics bash Egyptian 'propaganda' film about Sisi

A new movie about Egypt's tumultuous period after the fall of Mubarak has stirred controversy in the country over accusations that the government has a hand in the film.
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CAIRO — Egyptian artist Ahmed el-Sakka’s new film, in which he plays the role of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has triggered widespread uproar on social media. Some are accusing Sakka of hypocrisy and altering the truth of events in favor of Sisi.

Sakka announced Jan. 17 that the filming of "Serry Le Al-Gha'aya" ("Extremely Confidential") — written by screenwriter Waheed Hamed and directed by Mohammed Sami — is almost finished. The story unfolds during a critical period in Egypt's contemporary history, between the revolution of January 25, 2011, and the events of June 30, 2013.

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