IN THE SHADOW OF A MAN + Director Q&A via Skype
Hanan Abdalla - Egypt - 2011 - 65 mins
Thurs 25th April, 8pm
The Rich Mix Cinema / 8 pm / £7 (£5 concessions)
In the wake of the Egyptian revolution, four women speak of their fight for the future and what it means to be a woman in Egypt.
Although Wafaa, Suzanne, Shahinda and Badreya are each from vastly different backgrounds and generations they are deeply connected by the current changes in Egypt, both before and after the revolution, as well as their quest for self-determination.
Taking stories and images from their everyday lives as she weaves through their worlds, director Hanan Abdalla looks at the ‘little’ things that inform the existence of these four women – their thoughts, their experience of marriage and their wedding night, divorce, abuse, work and migration – drawing them together to form a powerful, intimate and politically explosive portrait.
We will be joined by Hanan Abdalla for a Q&A session via skype after the screening