Egyptian Films to Watch for Women’s History Month


March is recognized as Women’s History Month — a month dedicated to recognizing, honoring, and celebrating the contributions, struggles, and achievements of women throughout history. Every day — not just on Women’s History Month — is a celebration of women who inspire others with their humility, strength, courage, and perseverance in the face of odds and adversity. More often than not, Egyptian films are a window into the complex tapestry of women’s struggles and victories — inviting audiences to seep into unseen lives and untold stories of women in Egypt. Oreedo Hallan (1975) Faten Hamama’s Oreedo Hallan (I Want a Solution) preceded its time and era. The film fights for women’s rights — specifically divorce rights. It is loosely based on a true story that follows Doria, an Egyptian wife, and her difficult life that leads her to want a divorce. Yom Lel Setat (2016When a swimming pool in a local youth center dedicates a day for women only, it becomes the talk of town. Written, produced, directed by, and starring women, Yom Lel Setat (A Day for Women) showcases the multitude of problems faced by Egyptian women, particularly in…

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