The film highlight the prominent singer’s power in breaking social boundaries and her participation in the political scene
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While popular Arabic songs nowadays are barely a few minutes long, Om Kalthoum’s songs could easily span an hour if not more. It became a habit for many Egyptians to take time out of their days or make sure they were close to a radio, to listen to the incomparable grand lady of Egyptian music.