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ARCHIVE

16th(2014)



Girl

Sondos SHABAYEK

  • Egypt
  • 2013
  • 5min
  • Beta, Digi-beta
  • color
  • 드라마

A reflection of how society perceives women through the journey of a girl as she walks down one of Cairo\'s streets and how she responds to harassment and commentaries thrown at her by the people.


 

A girl is walking down an unfamiliar street in Cairo. As she continues her journey, she is harassed by the words and actions of men and
 admonished by women who force their customs on her. Even young boys are no exception. Their petty yet extensive and violent accusation
 continues. Eventually, she refuses to open up her heart even to genuine kindness. If I may add, what this film conveys should be especially
 familiar to any woman who has travelled in an Arab country even for a short time. In Egypt, there is swear word ‘Hamar’ which means a donkey.
 It is used as a metaphor for a person with an unfortunate fate just like a donkey which has to carry a load on its back that is too large and too
 heavy. In the film’s opening scene, men are found bickering with one another shouting ‘Hamar’. [KIM Eun-hee]

Director

  • Sondos SHABAYEKSondos SHABAYEK

    Studied mass communication and broadcasting. Sondos Shabayek started her career as a journalist. Since 2011, she took the initiative the theatre play Tahrir Monologues, and currently continues to tour with her plays Tahrir Monologues and Bussy wherever an audience may be. She also directed short self portrait videos I am not my veil and Oh fear.

Credit

  • ProducerMarianne KHOURY
  • Cast Fatma Kamal
  • Screenwriter Sondos SHABAYEK
  • Cinematography Tamer JOSEPH
  • Editor Wessam El LEITHY
  • Music Ayman MASOUD