Cairo 678

by Mohamed Diab

Cairo 678 film poster
Runtime: 100′

It may be a taboo subject, but the simple fact is that sexual harassement is an everyday occurence in Egypt, and that incidences are on the rise. In this bold and frank film, we witness a number of perspectives on the matter, through the eyes of three women drawn from across Cairo’s complex social hierarchy.

The film follows this trio as, frustrated by the kackadaisical response to their complaints from authorities, they decide to take the law into their own hands and befin exacting violent revenge on men foolish enough to try and harass them.

The screening was followed by a panel discussion with director Mohamed Diab and two prominent human rights advocates from Egypt and the UK; Engy Ghozlan, from Egypt, a member of the Sexual Harassment NGO Task Force, manages the ECWR’s (Egyptian Coalition for Women Rights) Campaign against Sexual Harassment and a blogger at Harasmapp and Candy Sheridan, from the UK, the Co-Chair of the Gypsy Council for Education, Culture, Welfare and Civil Rights. She is one of the leaders of the Irish Traveller community in the UK.

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