">Name: Egyptian Parliament Demands Censorship of "Yacoubian Building"
Artist: Marawan Hamed directed the film and Imad Adeeb produced the film.|
Confronting Bodies: Egyptian Partiament;The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights
Date of Action: July 2006
Specific Location: Egypt
Description of Artwork: The film, "Yacoubian Building," depicts the story behind the Yacoubian Building in Cairo. The building was initially constructed as a luxury apartment building until the revolution when it was taken over by the military. On the roof of the building are rooms that were initially designed as storage space for the apartments. These storage rooms are now used as apartments for poor migrants from the countryside. Thus, now there is an entire neighborhood on the roof of the once luxury building.
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