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Women voices against Assad

Screened at the Festival of Mediterranean Citizens of Catania, “For Sama” (2019) and “I was there” (2021) testify to the atrocities committed by the Syrian government, drawing attention to a wound forgotten by many although it has not ceased to bleed since 2011.

Interview with Mayye Zayed, film director of “Lift like a girl”

“I have no problem with movies directed by men, but I do not accept the fact that female characters are built and filmed as mere objects of desire, trophies or secondary characters. I want to show 3D female characters and not the binary “pretty women” vs the “evil woman.” More about cinema and feminism in this interview with Egyptian filmmaker Mayye Zayed.

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