In the Name of Tradition

May El Hossamy | Egypt | 2013 | 15 mins


Between tradition and modernity, a woman’s body is marketed, honored, or mutilated, and her destiny is irrevocably linked to blood.

In the Name of Tradition was an official selection of the 2014 WVN Online Film Festival.

About the Filmmaker

May El Hossamy is an Egyptian artist, photographer and documentary filmmaker. She was born in Cairo in 1980, where she currently lives and works. May has received her BFA in engraving from the school of Fine Arts in Cairo 2003, and her master’s degree in Art, in the subject of symbolism in ancient Egypt, at Aix-Marseille University in 2005. Her main concerns are about women in the Middle East, public awareness, religious conflicts and human rights.

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