Saturday, January 19, 2013

(Cairo) 678

"Based on the real-life events that led to the first anti-harassment legislation, the young director Mohamed Diab intricately weaves the stories of three Cairene women from different walks of life as they unite in a fight against sexual harassment on their city’s streets. In the aftermath of the revolution, sexual harassment seems to have increased, but so has the fight to combat it. Women are coming together with increasing frequency, in initiatives and collectives and campaigns, and more and more, in protest -- against sexual harassment and brutality, and in the call for equal rights and protections and respect." - Yasmine El-Rashidi, The New York Review of Books 

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