San Antonio Museum or Art

Global Lens 2013: Cairo 678, Egypt, 2010, 100 min.

Films


Sunday, October 13, 2013
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Auditorium

Price: Free with Museum admission.

Synopsis 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.

 

About the Director Mohamed Diab was born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia in 1977. Having migrated to Egypt, he studied commerce at Suez Canal University in Ismailia before pursuing film at the New York Film Academy. Prior to making his directorial debut, he was writer of four films (Real DreamsThe IslandThe Replacementand Congratulations). Cairo 678is his first feature film.


Arabic, with subtitles in English. Introduction and post-film discussion to be given by Steven Kellman. 


Sponsored by the Global Lens film series.