The Netherlands-Flemish Institute screens five short films about Egyptian women.
All the films are by young Egyptian directors and depict the lives and challenges for contemporary Egyptian women. The directors will be present for the discussion after the showings.
Four of the films, Bahia by Mavie Maher, Ibn Bnoot by Mina Magdy, Iftiradi by Nada Riyadh and El-Bint by Sondos Shabayek were selected by the Misr International Films project Women in new Egypt in collaboration with the British embassy and screened in the short film section of the sixth edition of the Panorama of European Film in December. Award-winning Catharsis: A Self Portrait by Alia Ayman, a 22-year-old director, is also showing. This is her second short film after Ravings.
Misr International Films was founded by the late Egyptian film-maker Youssef Chahine and is considered one of the most prestigious film companies in the Middle East. Netherlands-Flemish Institute, 1 Mahmoud Azmy Street, Zamalek.