After many battles with the Egyptian authorities over its release, the film ‘Al-Molhid’ (The Atheist) was passed by the Egyptian censorship committee without any scenes being removed, but the team behind the film has been receiving death threats from radicals in the country.
Film producer Adham Afifi told Egyptian media that the film team has received threatening phone calls, while Facebook pages have been opposing the film’s release. They had battles over the film’s release with the Egyptian authorities as well, but according to Adham Afifi, these battles were resolved after Al-Azhar University gave the film a seal of approval. The film had been referred to Al-Azhar University by the Egyptian censorship committee for a final verdict on its release.
فيلم الملحد – Official Facebook page of ‘The Atheist’:
Al Bawaba – 18 November 2012:
Winning the censorship battle, Egyptian movie ‘The Atheist’ is set for release