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Destiny

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Ideas are imperishable, such is the premise of this powerful, upbeat allegory from one of Egypt's most esteemed directors, [[Performer~P84605~Youssef Chahine~youssefchahine]]. Ostensibly the true tale of revolutionary Muslim philosopher Averroes who lived in 12th-century Spain when Arabs ruled Anadulsia, it parallels the story of Chahine's own experiences with Islamic fundamentalists when he released his 1994 film L'Emigre because it dared depict a sacred Muslim prophet. During that time, fundamentalists...more

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