Egypt’s National Council for Human Right awarded three series for shedding light on a number of pertinent social issues, namely: 'El-Ekhteyar', ‘El-Fetewa’ and ‘B 100 Wesh’.
While millions of fans flooded to social media to gush about some of their favourite Ramadan 2020 series, Egypt’s National Council for Human Right chose to look beyond the surface as part of its annual tradition, and awarded three series for shedding light on a number of pertinent social issues, namely: 'El-Ekhteyar', ‘El-Fetewa’ and ‘B 100 Wesh’. The ceremony also honoured the animated series ‘Nour Wa Al-Rahelat El-Khareqa.’
‘El-Ekhteyar’, starring Amir Karara, was named one of the most important works in the history of Factual Drama for its depiction of Ahmed El-Mansi, who was killed – along with several members of his battalion – in a violent terrorist attack on in North Sinai’s Al-Barth village between the borders of Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid. The series was said to have truly commemorated El-Mansi’s martyrdom.
The council honoured ‘El-Fetewa’, starring Yasser Galal and Ahmed Salah Hosny, for shedding light on neighbourhood politics, protecting one’s neighbourhood and achieving justice at the turn of the 20th Century.
Finally, the season's most popular comedy series, ‘B 100 Wesh’ – starring dynamic duo Nelly Karim and Asser Yassin – may be considered the dark horse in this race due to how much premium meme content it produced. But if you peer a bit more closely, past the catchy theme song about becoming a millionaire and the over-the-top heists, you would be able to find what the Council saw: an offering of on-point satire, with an added layer of depth and realism through its incredible characters and plot line.