Welad El Am

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Welad El-Am
Welad El Am poster.jpg
Directed by Sherif Arafa
Produced by al-Nasr - Oscar - al-Masah
Written by Amr Samir Atef
Starring Karim Abdel Aziz, Sherif Mounir, Mona Zaki, Salim Kallas
Release date
  • November 13, 2009 (2009-11-13)
Country Egypt
Language Arabic, Hebrew

Welad El-Am (ولاد العم, The Cousins) (also called Escaping Tel Aviv) is a 2009 Egyptian film directed by Sherif Arafa and starring Karim Abdel Aziz, Sherif Mounir and Mona Zaki.[1][2][3]


Salwa (played by Mona Zaki) is an Egyptian woman who discovers that her husband (played by Sherif Mounir) is a Mossad agent and abducts her with her two young children to Israel.[1] Mostafa (Karim Abdel Aziz), an intelligence officer is assigned to rescue Salwa and her children and bring them back to Egypt.


  1. ^ a b "'Welad El-Am': A simplistic confrontation with a reinvented enemy". Daily News Egypt. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  2. ^ (18 March 2010). Joden in de schurkenrol in drakerig actiethriller, Trouw (in Dutch), Retrieved December 15, 2010 (critical review saying the movie glorifies Arabs and paints Israeli Jews as villains, just as bad as Hollywood films painting Arabs as villains)
  3. ^ (16 March 2010). Deze film doorbreekt taboe in Arabische wereld, NU.nl (in Dutch), Retrieved December 15, 2010 (reporting that film caused much controversy in Arab media)

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