Sobyan Wa Banat “On Boys, Girls and the Veil” (Egypt: 1995)


Yusri Nasrallah

Cast list

Bassem Samra... (as himself)


Producers... Humbert Balsan

Gabriel Khoury

Cinematography... Samir Bahzan

Film Editing... Tamer Ezzat

Sound Department... Raafat Samir


A documentary on the life of Bassem Samra and his friends and family. The film concerns itself with issues of love and the veil.


Walter Armbrust, On Boys, Girls and the Veil. Middle East Report. (Online Magazine)

Islamists in Egyptian Cinema by Walter Armbrust. American Anthropologist, Vol. 104, No. 3 (Sep. 2002), pp. 922-931

Art and Politics in the Cinema of Youssef Chahine by Youssef Chahine and Jpseph Massad. Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 28, No. 2 (Winter, 1999), pp. 77-93