Chahine uses awesome expletives

Egyptian filmmaker Yousef Chahine spoke with Qantara about Kifaya and demonstrations and politics:

Does the number of demonstrators get bigger?

Chahine: To a certain extent, but it is not enough. We have been living for 23 years under what you may call the “Security Act” which the Americans call the “Patriot Act”. They have the same shit, but we are underdeveloped so the shit is bigger. Once I wanted to give the university a gift of very thick sticks. Because the boys go out with a copy book. What can you do with a copy book? Every time they get beaten. For once I want us to beat them.

What do you think is the role of artists in the contemporary political situation?

Chahine: You must participate. You can’t be an artist if you don’t know the social, the political, and the economical context. If you talk about the Egyptian people, you must know about are their problems. Either you are with modernity or you don’t know what the hell you’re doing. Because when Mr. Bush farts we jump.

Read the rest here.

2 thoughts on “Chahine uses awesome expletives

  1. There is a growing amount of evidence that The Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon Her, is a woman.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s