Egyptian cinema treatment of the political reality during Nasser and Sadat Eras

  • naiera ahmed shabaiek faculty of mass communication
Keywords: Nasser, Sadat, Political, Cinema

Abstract

Film production is a reflection of the elements of social, political and economic life. If books are the written memory of nations, we can consider cinema as the visual memory. Cinema can play a role of soft power also, specially political cinema, it works as a weapon in the filmmaker’s hands directed towards political power. The research problem of this study focuses on a major question which is: How has the Egyptian cinema presented the Egyptian political reality under the rule of two presidents Jamal Abdel Nasser and Anwar Sadat?. This study is based on survey method. The sample of the study consists of forty political films which were the results of the comprehensive survey. Content analysis was used to analyze the forty political films which were either produced during Nasser's and Sadat's era or after this period. The study reached that the political rule of President Abdel Nasser was characterized by seeking the country's interest equally with chaos at the same time. The rule of President Sadat was characterized by seeking the country's interest followed by the rule of law. The cinema gave a positive image of The Presidents themselves.

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Published
2019-08-19
How to Cite
shabaiek, naiera. (2019). Egyptian cinema treatment of the political reality during Nasser and Sadat Eras. Proceedings of the World Conference on Media and Mass Communication, 5(1), 131-141. https://doi.org/10.17501/24246778.2019.5112