Our Preacher (Egypt: 2016)

Director

Magdy Ahmed Aly

Cast list

Cast: Amr Saad, Dorra, Ahmed Magdi, Reham Haggag, Ramzy Al Adl, Eyad Akram, Ahmed Rateb, Lotfy Labib, Bayomi Fouad, Helmi Fouda, Magdi Fikry, Ahmed Alshami

Credits

Written by: Magdy Ahmed Aly, Ibrahim Essa

Cinematography by: Ahmed Bishary

Edited by: Soulafa Nour El-Deen

Synopsis

"A richly detailed, yet swift-moving credit sequence establishes the meteoric rise of preacher Hatem El-Shinawy (Saad), from humble religious halls to historic mosques and his own TV show.  Sheikh Hatem stands out in a society influenced by fundamentalist views... From leading the prayers at a government mosque to becoming a popular TV celebrity issuing fatwas that deviate from the traditional religious rhetoric, he has amassed millions of fans."

Reviews

 

"Egyptian film 'Mawlana' provokes outcry over view of religion and state"

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-religion-film-idUSKBN1571HI

By Mohamed Zaki

 

http://variety.com/2016/film/reviews/the-preacher-review-mawlana-1201944425/

by Jay Weissber

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