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Screening raided

Publish date: 04 December 2017
Issue Number: 754
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: general

* Egyptian police have raided a tiny alternative film venue in Cairo to prevent the screening of a thriller critical of police that has been banned in the country. They prevented The Nile Hilton Incident from being played in an informal, 25-seat room because it was a downloaded copy that did not have proper government permission to be shown. The film is a murder mystery set in Egypt that addresses abuse of power and police corruption. It has won several accolades abroad, including the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

- News24