On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Egypt together with the Embassy of Switzerland in Egypt would like to invite you to 3 days film screenings on 9,10,11 December 2018.
The screening will be at 7:00 pm at Cinema Zawya followed by an open discussion.
Language: Arabic and English
- Sunday, 9th of December
"Stranger in Paradise (72 mins)--Documentary
Three groups of refugees just arrived in the Netherlands are "interviewed" by actor Valentijn Dhaenens, who is impersonating a social worker. He explains to the first group how much they’re costing, the risks they bring, and why Europeans don’t want them. To the second, an idyllic picture is painted in which they will be welcomed with open arms. The third group is asked bureaucratic questions regarding the right to asylum. Three approaches, a mirror of ِresponses in the face of human despair."
- Monday, 10th of December
Sonita (90 min)-- Documentary
"As a female rapper in conservative Iran, Sonita’s talents are a liability. But the young refugee from Afghanistan insists on dreaming big. Her beats are as solid as stones and her rhymes are fierce. For the time being, her only fans are the other teenage girls in a Tehran shelter. There, she gets counseling for the traumas she has suffered and guidance in shaping her future. All the while, Sonita’s mother insists she must be married off soon, at a price, and threatens to derail her life at its most critical juncture."
- Tuesday, 11th of December
You are up to it (6 min)-- Documentary
"A story of 2 high-achieving female who chose to break through the gender barriers in the typically male-dominated profession."
Online Circus (6min)-- Documentary
"A short movie that reveals issues that some women face online like sexual harassment and hacking of their personal identity. Three victims share their experiences and how it affected their lives on a very personal level."
Bon Voyage (23min)-- Drama
"A couple‘s compassion is put to the test when they come across a sinking ship of refugees while on a pleasure trip across the Mediterranean."