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Feb 27 2020

Nadi Al-Cinema (Film Series): Feminism Inshallah

Nadi Al-Cinema: Film Series

February 27, 2020

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM


Arab American Cultural Center 111 Stevenson Hall


701 S Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607


Top of the flyer has movie tickets and glasses in black and white dispersed. Middle of the flyer has the title of the film in big font and the film description, both available on the site. Then the date, time, location and contact information. followed at the bottom by the Arab American Cultural Center's logo on the left and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality in MENA educational inititaive logo on the left in black and colorful geometric designs

Nadi Al-Cinema (Film Series): Feminism Inshallah by Feriel Ben Mahmoud

part of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the Middle East and North Africa and Diasporas Educational Initiative

About the Film:

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. This groundbreaking documentary recounts Arab feminism’s largely unknown story, from its taboo-shattering 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 indispensable resource for Women’s Studies, Global Feminism, Middle East and Islamic Studies.

About the Filmmaker:

Feriel Ben Mahmoud specializes in books and documentaries on women’s rights in the Arab world. Previous films include: Tunisia: Year Zero, Children of the Moon and Tunisia: A History of Women. Published books include: Tunisie, Un Siecle D'Images (1857-1956), L’Algerie Au Temps Des Francais, Un Siecele D’Images and Voyage Dans L’Empire Colonial Francais.

Popcorn will be provided

Space is accessible by wheelchair. For additional needs to questions, please contact us at or call at 312-413-3253


Arab American Cultural Center

Date posted

Feb 12, 2020

Date updated

Feb 13, 2020