Fall 2013 Artist in Residence: Mohamed Diab
New People CinemaThu, Oct 10, 2013 7:00 PM Not Available
Fall Season Festival
Fall Season Festival:Artist in Residence
Film Info
Year of Prod:2010
Running Time:100
Original Language:Arabic
dir:Mohamed Diab
scr:Mohamed Diab
cam:Ahmed Gabr
editor:Amr Salah
mus:Hany Adel

The Artist in Residence program is made possible by a grant from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.

Three Cairene women from different backgrounds join together in uneasy solidarity to combat the sexual harassment that has impacted each of their lives. We begin on an overcrowded bus line, dreaded by Fayza as a daily site of humiliation and anguish. Responding to a self-defense talk by Seba, whose own assault has driven her marriage apart, Fayza fights back—and soon has a police detective searching for her amid public panic. Meanwhile, Nelly, an aspiring comic, faces pressure from family to drop a lawsuit against her attacker. Mohamed Diab’s deftly braided narrative tells a gripping, timely social tale through its patchwork of interconnected lives and deeds. -Rob Avila

Co-Presented by Arab Film Festival and San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women.