It also pointed that the documentary movie highlights the reasons behind establishing the popular mobilization forces.
The Shiite media directorate said that the film reveals the countries involved in assisting Daesh and opening the borders for the entrance of gangs to the Iraqi territories.
Iraqi Sunni parties and human rights organizations and international bodies, including the United Nations, have accused the Popular Mobilization militias of committing several crimes on sectarian grounds against Sunni civilians during the period between 2014 and 2016, including torture, enforced disappearance, killing of civilians and prisoners under torture, and looting towns and cities before burning and blowing up thousands of homes and shops in the Sunni areas, said Al-Jazeera.
In this context, Saudi writer Gamal Khashjgy criticized awarding the Shiite documentary movie the first prize in the Egyptian festival. He also said on twitter ,”The Popular Mobilization documentary movie won the first prize at Cairo Artworks and Media Mondial ….. Our brothers in Egypt, where are you heading to? What is happening is a shame.”
In fact, this would probably intensify the tensions between Cairo and Riyadh that have escalated recently as a result of Egypt’s divergent stances in sensitive issues to Riyadh.
The sudden halt triggered a scornful media campaign against Saudi Arabia, as it was seen as a political decision.