I am not Ikhwan – انا مش اخوان/ الي اخي العزيز عبد المنعم محمود

انا مش اخوان/ الي اخي العزيز عبد المنعم محمود

English translation:

مصر اشكال و الوان إذن انا مش اخوان — الي اخي العزيز عبد المنعم محمود

Intro : Egypt is diverse and plural, hence I am not “Ikhwan” (Muslim Brotherhood). To my dear brother Abdel Moneim Mahmoud

Translation of the video :

Title : I am not Ikhwan – A video to my dear brother Abdel Moneim Mahmoud

The video says :

I am this sculptor, I’ve been sitting this way for 4000 years
(Portrait of a Luxor sculptor)

I am Mrs Mary and Mrs Zeinab, two friends and neighbors since 1956
(Portrait of two old ladies)

I am this writer, you remember the “Building” he wrote about about
(Portrait of Alaa el Aswany, author of The Yacoubian Building)

I am this young man asking for your liberation because you are a human being, not because you are Ikhwan.
(Portrait of a secular protester)

I am Nermeen and Rania : just last week, that one was wearing a Higab and the other one was not
(Portrait of two female Bank employees)

I am Rouby, whith her art, her beauty and her determination
(Portrait of Rouby, the singer, model and dancer)

I am these features, this thick skin, those eyes.
(Portrait of an Egyptian smiling peasant)

I am this soul, and whoever would forbid it would be a fool
(Portrait of Adel Imam, the actor)

I am you, with your seriousness and your hopes for the future
(Portrait of Abdel Moneim Mahmoud)

I am this young Nubian boy, who was told when he was born : you’ll become a servant and if you oget lucky you’ll become a “bawwab”
(Portrait of an anonymous Nubian Child)

I am these girls who when you tell them “Salam Aleykum” reply by telling you “hi”.
(Portrait of a group of anonymous Egyptian girls)

I am this woman wearing the Niqab. Who ever does her any wrong is also doing me wrong.
(Portrait of an anonymous woman wearing the Niqab)

Voice over in the End :

Different books and different tunes
Different thoughts and different faiths
Old people… youngsters:
The Egyptian people is a colorful one
and cannot be satisfied with only one color:
the green color of “Ikhwan”.

Ahmad Sherif / Ahmadsherif

مصر اشكال و الوان إذن انا مش اخوان — الي اخي العزيز عبد المنعم محمود

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