04.07.2011 02.Tammus, 5771
Egyptian Islamic group only recently allowed back into politics ventures into film, new media to galvanize, attract new supporters.
A Christian and a Muslim lay injured in an Egyptian hospital room. The Christian, who has just lost an eye in a terrorist attack on his church, turns to his neighbor and asks why Muslims attack Christians.
"What do you mean by Muslims? Can the person who did this really be a Muslim?" answers the other, injured in the same attack.
The evident symbolism in the short film "The Eye Does Not See" may seem kitsch to Western viewers, but it exposes a widespread idealistic vision of sectarian relations in post-revolutionary Egypt. At the end of the film, the Muslim patient dies, but donates his cornea to save the vision of his Christian companion….