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A Day for Women

Arabian Sights Film Festival

10/28/17 at 9:00PM - 10/28/17 at 11:00PM

Event Details

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A Day for Women
Sat., Oct. 28, at 9:00 pm
Opening film of the Cairo International Film Festival and official selection at the BFI London Film Festival, A Day for Women is the latest Egyptian film creating international buzz. In the film, the opening of a new swimming pool is the talk of the town – particularly because Sunday has been announced as a day for women. Bringing together very different women of a small community is an unexpected equalizer – no one is more excited than Azza, who dreams of wearing a swimsuit. Shamiya (Elham Shahin), considered a ‘loose woman’, finds herself talking about her life to an inquisitive and supportive audience. Even Lula ventures along – a sign that she is beginning to confront the grief of having recently lost her son. Naturally, the men of the community can’t help but be curious and find their own colorful way of protesting against the women’s day. From the director of One-Zero (Arabian Sights, 2010), Kamla Abu Zekry’s latest film is a reflection on community, co existence and freedom. –BFI London Film Festival
Egypt, Directed by Kamla Abu Zekry, 2016, 111 minutes. In Arabic with English subtitles.


Parking: $2 - 3 hours or $5 - 4 hours of reduced-rate parking available in garage with validation.

When and Where

AMC Mazza Gallerie
5300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015, USA

Saturday, October 28th at 9:00PM - Saturday, October 28th at 11:00PM


Arabian Sights Film Festival

The 22nd Annual Arabian Sights Film Festival returns with a new and exciting program featuring groundbreaking works from North Africa to the Arabian Gulf. This year's Closing Event features The Worthy, a new film by Emirati filmmaker, Ali Mostafa, whose earlier work City of Life was winner of the Arabian Sights Audience Award in 2010. An Audience Award for favorite film will be presented. Also offered this year will be the Cultural Ambassador Prize sponsored by The Arab Gulf States Institute of Washington. Select directors will accompany their films to conduct post-screening discussions with the audience. Please check back often for updates on films, guests, and events. All films will be screened with English subtitles.

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