Documentary, director: Hala Galal, Egypt, 2021, 65 min., Arab. with En. ST
Double Feature with: 2 or 3 Things I Don’t Know About Her
In the presence of producer Kesmat El Sayed.
In the streets of Cairo, documentary filmmaker Hala Galal moves purposefully and quickly. She looks brave but is in constant fear of being harassed just for being a single working woman. Her story is intimately linked to those of Heba and Aya, as the three women challenge the norms and limitations of what it means to be a woman in contemporary Egypt. Photojournalist Heba tries to find space in her life as a single mother by conceiving art that focuses on the female body. As to Aya, she tries to find a foothold in her relationship with family, religion and her passion for roller derby, which takes up more and more space in her life, and pushes her to rethink her position as a woman. All three women have a desire to create space for more voices in contemporary Egypt.
In cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.