“Under Guardianship: The Controversial TV Series Highlighting Women’s Rights in Egypt”

2023-04-21 22:37:00

Written on Al-Kashouti

Saturday, April 22, 2023 12:37 AM

The British Guardian newspaper highlighted the series under guardianship Starring the star Mona Zaki, which was shown during the month of Ramadan, one of the works of the United Media Services Company, which shed light on the issue of guardianship of children after the death of their father.

And according to what the Guardian wrote, the success of the dramatic work led MPs Amira Al-Adly and Muhammad Ismail, Thursday, to move with separate requests to the Speaker of Parliament and the Minister of Justice to examine the impact of the law, which critics say unfairly targets women and harms the family, and according to the law, upon the death of the father, The legal guardianship of any of his children under the age of 18 and their inheritance belongs to their paternal grandfather or to a guardian nominated by the father – leaving the mother without a say.

In a speech to parliament, Ismail called for the formation of a committee to “discuss and confront the legislative effect” of a 70-year-old law that creates obstacles for women and does not reflect “modern developments.”

Amira Al-Adly asked the Minister of Justice to inform Parliament about the matter, and cited the many complaints she received from voters who were affected by the law, stating: We have always considered proposing amendments to this law, but with the momentum created by the series Under Guardianship and the current focus on this issue, we decided to work and submit amendments. Legislative.

The British Guardian praises the series under guardianship

A series under guardianship, written by Khaled and Sherine Diab, directed by Mohamed Shaker Khudair and produced by Media Hub Saadi – Jawhar, starring Mona Zaki, Diab, Ahmed Khaled Saleh, Noha Abdeen, Rushdi Al Shami, Maha Nassar, Ali Al Tayeb, Ahmed Abdel Hamid, Mohamed Al Swiss, and a number of others. From the artists, it was shown on the DMC channel, DMC Drama, and the Watch It platform.

The story of the series “Under Guardianship” revolves around a 15-episode social framework, around Hanan (Mona Zaki), a housewife and mother of an infant girl and another 9-year-old child, as the events begin in the city of Alexandria, where “Hanan” lives and her husband, “Adel”, who works He and his family in the fishing profession live a stable life until his death, so her life turns upside down and she begins to face the problems that appear before her from her husband’s family, until she is forced to do an unexpected job on their part, and she moves to Damietta, and makes a new life for herself under a different name, and she is forced to give up her femininity, And the occupation of “hunting” and work as the chief of a boat, among the men.

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