Seham Asbak won the best actress award for her debut film Zanet Al Kahera in Morocco. The film was directed by Abd Al Karem Alderkawe. Another of her films Aleyon Algafa (Dry Eyes) is considered a very important film after it was presented at the Montreal Fil Festival.

By Nihal Kamel (Contributor)

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Published: Sun 11 Apr 2004, 2:51 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 12:32 AM

Seham believes that increasingly filmmakers are making movies, which are scandalous by nature. "I refuse to do these films," she insists in an exclusive interview with City Times.

Tell us about your role in this film?

I play the role of a president of a village where women face a number of problems. The village laws are harsh and not civilised.

Which film has given you the most satisfaction as an actress?

All of them, honestly. I feel that whatever I do I have to give it my all. When I started off with Zhet Al Kahera I felt it was the best. Then came Aleyon Algafa and I felt I had got a better.

What does acting mean to you?

Acting is an enjoyable experience and gives me creative satisfaction.

Tell us about your next release?

I did one new album clip in France and Morocco. I am now preparing for a French comedy serial, and a new one in Arabic. But my big dream is to do a musical show.

How do you see the new trend to strip and show in Arabic drama?

Unfortunate. But it is true. There's a lot of it being shown. Some new singers and some actresses do wear very skimpy clothes. I've refused to join the crowd. It is cheap. The days of singers like Fairoz and Magda Al Romy are over.

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