Egyptian Jeanne d’Arc follows in the footsteps of Cairo based filmmaker Iman Kamel in her journey to the Egyptian western deserts where she discovers a diary written by a Bedouin girl named Jehanne.
Inspired by Jehanne’s struggle to break free of patriarchal repression and to become a dancer, the filmmaker attempts to trace the whereabouts of Jehanne by reaching out to fellow Egyptian artists, all women, who share with her their own stories of aspiration and resistance over the last 5 years.
Screening followed by Q&A
Friday, Dec. 13, screening followed by Q&A and
PANEL “Egyptian Cinema Today”
Egypt is one of the African countries with a strong cinematographic movement. The works of filmmakers like Youssuf Chahine, Ayten Amin, Atteyat al-Abnoudy, Yousry Nasrallah, Oussama Fawzi and others are good examples of a very strong film culture.