Description or Abstract
This documentary tackles the situation of Egyptians women artists who are struggling to work in theatre nowadays and how their impact was there ever since the 20s even if it has become forgotten. Women and Theatre in Egypt have become a mirror to one another. Both struggling against their decline, and demonstrating for their existence, to mark a place for themselves in the field. Through the journey of the first Egyptian woman to direct for the stage Fatma Roushdy back then in the 20s, up until Laila Soliman’s performances of the Egyptian Revolution in 2011, comes the journey of theatre and Egyptian women theatre artists searching for their voice and mission through the years.
Theatre, Directing, Egypt, Women, Production
Journalism & Mass Communication Department
This documentary was produced by Amira Sherif for the audio production course at the American University in Cairo taught by Professor Kim Fox in spring 2015. Special thanks to Mahmoud El Lozy, Dalia Bassiouny and Laila Soliman for their interviews. Music composed by Ahmed Salah, Bassem El Kahky and NAT sounds were gathered by me and Jehad Ragab.
El Lozy, Mahmoud
4 p.; 10:18
Sherif, Amira, "Women and theatre in Egypt: two faces of a coin" (2015). Audiovisual Projects. 73.