The cast of the popular Ramadan television series “La Totfea El Shams” came to The American University in Cairo (AUC), on Monday, Oct. 30, to discuss societal issues that were presented within the series and are prominent in our lives. According to Emily John, PAL’s president, the long-awaited event was held by the Peer Advising Leader (PAL) at AUC’s Bassily Auditorium and the 1100 seats were fully occupied with audience who came to see the popular stars of the show.
The TV series, is inspired by a classic novel written by Egyptian novelist and journalist Ihsan Abdel Quddous. The novel was so popular that it was made into a movie in the sixties and later into a series that was aired on Ramadan 2017. Through the series, questions of social inequality, class, gender and sexual orientation were raised. These questions were also addressed throughout the talk that lasted about five hours.