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Global Lens Film Series: "Cairo 678"

Global Lens Film Series: "Cairo 678"
Thu, 11/21/2013 - 7:00pm
Carnegie Library, Port Townsend
Port Townsend, WA

Goddard College partners with the Port Townsend Film Institute and Peninsula College to bring you the Global Lens Film Series. All screenings are free to the public and are followed by a facilitated discussion. Each film has been selected for its authentic voice, strong cinematics and unique cultural perspectives, opening a window to the diverse world in which we live.

This event is free and open to the public.

"Cairo 678" (Egypt): Three Cairene women from different backgrounds join together in uneasy solidarity to combat the sexual harassment that has impacted each of their lives. We begin on an overcrowded bus line, dreaded by Fayza as a daily site of humiliation and anguish. Responding to a self-defense talk by Seba, whose own assault has driven her marriage apart, Fayza fights back—and soon has a police detective searching for her amid public panic. Meanwhile, Nelly, an aspiring comic, faces pressure from family to drop a lawsuit against her attacker. Mohamed Diab’s deftly braided narrative tells a gripping, timely social tale through its patchwork of interconnected lives and deeds.