Women’s Voices Now: Women's Film Festival on Emancipation

February 14, 2011

Cairo360 is a multi-award winning online magazine which serves as the definitive guide to living in Africa’s biggest capital. The site carries reviews and features of all the latest venues Cairo has to offer from restaurants and nightspots to art galleries and shopping. Cairo 360 also provides a comprehensive guide to events and cinema listings, as well as ideas for traveling on weekends. During the time leading up to our Film Festival in Los Angeles, Cairo360 will be reviewing our six Egyptian submissions. Watch the films, and check out some Cairo based reviews!

Women’s Voices Now: Women's Film Festival on Emancipation

This article follows the inception of Women's Voices Now, as well as explanations on why it is so important to have "an unfiltered voice that comes straight from the women in plight." This story was based on an interview with Executive Director Catinca Tabacaru and Director of Operations Cassandra Schaffa with Cairo360 writer Mai Ayyad.

Male and Female: Gender Conflict in AnimationCairo360 reviews "Male and Female," a short animation film and the graduation project of Ahmed Adel. The film examines the life choices of a ‘common Eastern man’ – according to the director’s synopsis – who maintains a very powerful sense of masculinity and patriarchal views. View "Male and Female."

Her Man Ayten Amin’s directorial debut is based on bestselling novelist Ahdaf Soueif’s short story, "Her Man." The story revolves around Zeina, an illiterate and co-dependent woman who stands helpless as her husband, Sobhy decides to take a second and much younger wife. It is a powerful story of counteraction and victimization. Women’s submission can be great, yet their defiance can be a lot greater. View Her Man.