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Feminism Inshallah: A History of Arab Feminism

Synopsis
The struggle for Muslim women’s emancipation is often portrayed stereotypically as a showdown between Western and Islamic values, but Arab feminism has existed for more than a century. The documentary recounts Arab feminism’s largely unknown story, from its birth in Egypt by feminist pioneers up through viral Internet campaigns by today’s tech-savvy young activists during the Arab Spring. Moving from Tunisia to Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, filmmaker and author Feriel Ben Mahmoud tracks the progress of Arab women in their long march to assert their full rights and achieve empowerment. Featuring previously unreleased archival footage and exclusive multigenerational interviews, FEMINISM INSHALLAH is an resource recommended for Women’s Studies, Global Feminism, Middle East and Islamic Studies. Subtitled.
Language
Arabic; French (Standard)
Country
France
Year of release
2014
Year of production
2014
Subjects
Women’s studies
Keywords
feminism; Islam; women

Credits

Director
Feriel Ben Mahmoud

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
$350 (institutional rate)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
52 mins
Year
2015

Distributor

Name

Women Make Movies Inc

Email
info@wmm.com
Web
http://www.wmm.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 212 925 0606
Fax
+1 212 925 2052
Address
462 Broadway
Suite 500WS (at Grand Street)
New York
NY 10013
USA
Notes
US company distributing independent films by and about women. The collection consists of more than 500 documentary, experimental, animation, dramatic and mixed-genre titles. The films and videotapes represent a diversity of styles, subjects and perspectives in women’s lives.

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