Art and Politics in the Cinema of Youssef Chahine

This review of the works of the influential Egyptian film director Youssef Chahine brings to light his role as a daring and versatile artist, social critic, and cultural archivist, whose films and documentaries, in addition to being entertaining, provide an insight into the Arab world. The accompanying interview adds background and dimension to Chahine's life and oeuvre.

Joseph Massad is assistant editor of JPS.

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