On the film set of director Khaled Youssef there was heated debate about the value of artistic and intellectual vision and the way in which to address the negative aspects of society. Particularly a vision of a slums society and presenting humanitarian and politically side in daring way for the most important issues and crises of this class of Egyptian society which has special culture and also suffer from governmental neglect that fights poverty, ignorance and unemployment by Central Security stick and his tear-gas bombs.
LONDON -- Egyptian hits "Al gazira" (The Island) and "Heena maysara" (Until Things Get Better) were the big winners at the 14th National Festival for Cinema Awards in Cairo on April 30. "Heena maysara," which caused controversy before its release due to its gritty depiction of a poverty-stricken slum in Cairo and a brief kiss between two women, took home the laurels for film, as well as best supporting actor for Amr Abdel Galeel and supporting actress for Hala Fakher. 'Al gazira', 'Heena' win in Cairo. Pics take National Festival for cinema award by Ali Jaafar 2 May 2008. 27 Oct. 2008
A film about extreme poverty and Al-Qaeda-style insurgency in a shanty town near Cairo is playing to packed houses in the Egyptian capital. Its director, Khaled Youssef, says the film, Heena Maysara (Waiting for Better Times) is about the organic relationship between what's happening in Iraq and the political and social situation in Egypt. Fear and dashed hopes. 27 Oct. 2008
First, the movie shows poverty through Adel's Family and his mother. The family is suffering because they can not make enough money due to the increasing of unemployment in Cairo; their community is also full of drugs that control everyone addicted to them. The more power an individual can receive in...