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Tom Hanks Praises "Clash" in Personal Letter

posted on: Jul 28, 2016


BY: Tamara Wong Azaiez/Contributing Writer 

Mohamed Diab, director of the film Clash, has been receiving some very good promotion from none other than critically acclaimed American actor, Tom Hanks. Clash is Diab’s most recent film, which retells the turmoil that erupts after Egyptians oust the recently elected president and Muslim Brotherhood member, Mohamed Morsi. The film is shot entirely in the back of a police riot van, where detainees from different political and social backgrounds are forced to come together.

Clash has been commended around the world for its thrilling take on the ousting of Morsi. Hanks stated that the film will help enlighten many and change the audience’s views on the recent fall of the Egyptian president. Diab has been previously accused by Egyptian media for disloyalty to the country for creating the film.


Diab also received high praise from Sultan Al Qassemi, the Emirati commentator concerning Arab affairs,a  huge figure in the Twitter sphere. Daniel Craig, the face behind the latest James Bond films also commented, stating that the movie was a work of art that allows for a true reflection of the Egypt political system to shine through.