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Interdisciplinary Humanities

Title

Film from Egypt: 'Days of Democracy'

Event Start DateTuesday, April 12, 2011
Serra Hall, Room 212
Event Start Time7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CostCost: free
Message

In this landmark documentary, filmmaker Ateyyat El-Abnoudy records the successes and failures of the female candidates in the 1995 elections of the people's assembly in Egypt.

Because of the tremendous lack of coverage that female politicians receive and the difficulty in contacting them, El-Abnoudy was forced to shoot for 20 days straight, crisscrossing the entire country in her search for interviews. Despite the ultimately disappointing electoral results, "Days of Democracy" is optimistic in its portrayal of Egyptian women and the role they are struggling to play in shaping their nation's future.

"El-Abnoudy has captured the tenor of a country on the verge of great political change."  —Human Rights Watch

"Excellent film! Very helpful in understanding Egyptian women's increasing political role."  —Elizabeth Ferne

ContactRanda Jad-Moussa | rmoussa@sandiego.edu | (619) 260-4070