Dr. Khattab: Brotherhood’s Badie Art Statements Bode Well
Dr. Sayed Khattab, Chairman of the Egyptian Board of Censors, and cinema and drama Professor at the Institute of Performing Arts, said he is not concerned of the Muslim Brotherhood entering the field of cinema and artistic production.
In a statement, Dr. Khattab said, "I do not think anyone fears the Brotherhood scarecrow anymore. I am one of the strongest proponents in this arena calling for the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood and others to promote the Film industry and accelerate their involvement into film production. I believe any upcoming political leadership must shoulder the responsibility of raising the capacity of Egyptian film and drama production. The Brotherhood are a real asset in movie industry revival, especially in light of the low standards prevailing today in Egyptian movie production, and the fact that the Egyptian cinema industry is passing through a period of crises and strife, with film production rate reaching only 10% of real capacity.