"Cairo culture clash" (Documentary)

Dispatches

Once, in Cairo, Rick was politically-corrected by a taxi driver. They were discussing Egypt's place in the Arab world. The man said: "We are not Arabs. We are Pharonic people." It's surprising that some Egyptians still identify with long-dead Pharoahs from the pre-Islamic past. But Margaret Evans discovers that among Cairo's cultural elite there is a feeling that the long reign of the current Pharoah is reducing Egypt to a cultural afterthought.

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