Tue, 29 Sep 2020 - 05:26 GMT
FILE - Samiha Ayoub
CAIRO – 29 September 2020: Veteran actress Samiha Ayoub said that art is a very great value, and for 25 years arts and culture have been witnessing a general decline, particularly in theatre.
Ayoub stated that in the era of Abdel Nasser, "we were pampered, and every person used to feel their value and dignity. There was a high sense of belonging and we were all concerned about our country, just like we are now.”
This came during the Supreme Council of Culture’s symposium "Gamal Abdel Nasser: Challenges and Achievements", and a round table entitled "Culture, Arts and Media ... Egypt's Soft Power", with the participation of artists Samiha Ayoub, Ahmed Fouad Darwish, Mohamed el-Khouly, Samira Abdel Aziz, Ahmed el-Ganayni, Hoda Zakaria, and Ahmed Sweilem. It was moderated by the historian Mohamed el-Shafei.