Screenshot of Documentary film on October War
CAIRO – 28 October 2019: "DMC" Television network in corporation with Egypt Forward presented a documentary entitled "Days of Victory", revealing a series of secrets about the glorious October War.
Dr. Ibrahim al-Bahrawi, a professor of Hebrew studies at Ain Shams University, was among the interviewees in the film, where he said that President Sadat presented “an unusual heroic model when he deliberately made himself ridiculed as a man who feared war, to deceive his Israeli enemy.”
He continued, "The Egyptian intelligence knew that we are being spied, so they decided to distribute to all leaders instructions in the offices and in the phones, that we should always talk, that we will not got to war, that we don't trust Sadat and that we are afraid of Israel."
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Shahinaz Ragheb, former director-general of the Hebrew program at Egyptian Radio, said that the Hebrew broadcast was stretched to 16 hours live per day, days before the war began.
She added, "We were provided with the latest Arabic and international songs, and all that attracted the Israeli audience to hear on the Hebrew radio. They were in a state of victory, and we sent a modest message, following the instructions we got to attract the Israeli audience that listens to us."
Sherif Said, Executive Director of the Documentary Films Unit, and director of the film “Days of Victory” commented, "The film is the result of the efforts of our colleagues in the unit and those who are responsible for directing it in this way with this new approach."
The director told Egypt Today, “We thought of new angles to present the film with a modern point of view, and we settled to present the victory of the October war from the Israeli point of view, in time of war, with the testimony of prisoners on the Egyptian side, as well as the conversations of Israeli leaders and documented video, especially the conflict between Elie Zaira and Tzvi Za."