Mohammad Rasoulof’s latest film, GOODBYE is the story of a young lawyer (Lelya Zareh) in Tehran, Iran in search of a visa to leave the…
It may be a taboo subject but the simple fact is that incidences of sexual harassment in Egypt are on the rise.
In this bold and frank film, we witness a number of perspectives on the matter, through the eyes of three women drawn from across Cairo’s complex social hierarchy. Fayza is a traditionally-minded mother, in search of justice. Seba is a wealthy jewelry designer, recovering from a vicious gang assault. Nelly, an aspiring stand-up comic draws national outrage for daring to file a sexual harassment lawsuit. The film follows this trio as, frustrated by the lackadaisical response from authorities, they decide to take the law into their own hands and begin exacting violent revenge on men foolish enough to try and harass them.
ABOUT NAHED EL SEBAI
Nahed El Sebai is the granddaughter of the great late Farid Shawky and daughter of director Medhat El Seba’i and producer Nahed Farid Shawky. Nahed played a number of small roles in movies and television series including the feature film Men Nazret Ein, Basra and the short film Nefsi A’oul Action!. This is in addition to a number of roles in the television series’ AI Harra, Sarkhet Ontha, 7, Share’ AI Sa’ada. Yosri Nasr Allah directed her in an important role in the film Ehki Ya Shahrazad, which was awarded several prizes inside Egypt and abroad.
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