Clouds over Alexandria
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Ibrahim Abdel MeguidIn the city of Alexandria, five students encounter political struggle and the casual cruelty of a harsh government, but ultimately love and resilience.
_In the 1970s, once-cosmopolitan Alexandria was at the forefront of the clash between NasserÕs socialist-era principles and the burgeoning fundamentalist movement. Five idealistic students find themselves caught up in this tangled web, as their leftist activism makes them a target both from government surveillance and the Islamist groups seeking to curtail the cityÕs social life. The group of friendsÕ participation in the explosive Ôbread riotsÕ is swiftly followed by the crushing experience of prison, and the course of their young lives changes irrevocably.
This story of love, aspiration for social change, disillusionment, and frustration will resonate today in the wake of current political upheavals.
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