Egypt: Index on Censorship interview about censored theatre play
‘Shout Art Loud’ – a ‘living report’ from the freedom of expression charity Index on Censorship about art and sexual violence in Egypt – describes how the play ‘The Bussy Monologues’ was censored after its first performance in 2010.
The directors of the play had a visit from the “morality police”, the tourism police, State Security and the national bureau of censorship. Nadine Emile was part of the cast and in a video chapter of ‘Shout Art Loud’ she shares her story. The chapter is titled ‘Censorship’.
» Shout Art Loud: A ‘living report’ on art and sexual violence in Egypt
Index on Censorship – 15 May 2013:
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