‘Hollywood of the Arab world’ faces pandemic horror show

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Sat, 2020-08-29 03:32

CAIRO: Egyptian cinemas are slowly reopening after months of lockdown, but the huge sector sometimes dubbed “the Hollywood of the Arab world” has taken a severe hit during the pandemic.
After movie theatres were shuttered because of COVID-19 from at least March to June, filmmakers and the wider sector are bracing for an uncertain future.
“This year has been a great loss to the movie industry in Egypt,” actor Sherif Ramzy said. The industry came to a complete halt for months.”

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