Friday, June 27, 2008

Abdellatif Abdelhamid and Nabil El Maleh in Rabat

Everybody agrees that Syria and Egypt are having a peaceful fighting as far as drama is concerned .However, Moroccan public is well aware of syrian drama because it is beautiful and so noble that it tackles sensitive subjects that the Arab world is undertaking nowadays such as Arab Identity, self reliance , Arabic language and Arab dignity and this resumes in Bab al Hara which is a story about Damascus in the 1930s (

" It portrays the Damascene traditions in the first half of the past century, focusing on values and social relationships, especially between family members.Its sweeping popularity is so remarkable that children in Damascus and other Syrian cities mimic the series' characters during their street errands. The old Damascene dialect used in the series has become trendy among schoolchildren and in office."

wheras Egyptian drama squeezes itself into more melodramatic scenes resumed into more comercial cinema in which the audience feel no more at ease but it just can't find the patience to stay in front of tv sets or silver sceens to wach, states an independent journalist.

Allal El Alaoui