(YNetNews) Egyptian security services have banned a film about the Jews of Egypt on the eve of its scheduled release, the director told AFP on Tuesday.

“The film was banned by National Security,” Amr Ramses said by telephone from New York.

The film, “The Jews of Egypt,” a documentary that follows the lives of the Egyptian Jewish community in the first half of the 20th century until they left under duress in large numbers in the late 1950s, was screened in Egypt last year in a private film festival and had been approved by censorship, a regular procedure in Egypt.

It was meant to be screened in three cinemas on Wednesday.

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