The beloved puppet character “Aragoz” has always been a part of Egyptian culture, a national weapon to detect lies and symbol for the people against the authorities. I wanted to make this statement before anything else, to prove that the Aragoz was never looked down upon in the minds of the Egyptians, even if he was a source of laughter, and he was always loved even if when he was highlighting their shortcomings. He has always been with them and has never abandoned them.
Nurturing a culture of opposition
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Aragoz has always been a weapon in the hands of the people, not a dagger in their backsAbdel Latif el-Menawy