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Four Women of Egypt

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How do we get along with each other when our views collide? A timely question, and a universal one. Four Women of Egypt takes on this challenge, and their confrontation redefines tolerance. These four friends have the same goals--human dignity and social justice. They are inspired by love of country, but each adopts an approch radically different from the others'. Muslim, Christian, or non-religious, their visions of society range from wanting a secular or socialist state to an Islamic one. But these four women won't demonize one another or treat one another with disdain. They listen to one another's views and argue openly, without ever breaking the bond that unites them--and they laugh through it all. Deeply committed, these four women, together, are the living antithesis of political correctness. Amina, Safynaz, Shahenda and Wedad have not accomplished all their political goals; they are not complacent in their self-assessment. At the stage in life when one tries to make sense of it all, these four Egyptian women are not triumphant--they're joyful. In French with English subtitles.

1997, 89 min 39 s

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Audience Honorary award for Best Documentary (tied with Naji Al Ali: An Artist with Vision by Kasim Abid / Iraq)
Arab Screen Independent Film Festival
April 15 to 18 1999, London - England

Best Documentary Film - with a cash prize of (2000£)
Arab Screen Independent Film Festival
April 15 to 18 1999, London - England

Public Award
International Documentary Film Festival
November 15 to 23 1997, Odivelas - Portugal

Grand Prize for feature-length documentary - Category: Films presented in video format
International Documentary Film Festival
November 15 to 23 1997, Odivelas - Portugal