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8th Annual Boston Muslim Film Festival: Cairo 678
March 28, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
This event is organized in partnership with Beacon Support Sisters Against Violence & Abuse (SPEAK), a University of Massachusetts-Boston’s student group.
~About Cairo 678:
Three Egyptian women from different social backgrounds join forces to fight against their country’s tolerance toward sexual harassment. Nelly files the first sexual harassment lawsuit in the history of the country, Seba, a victim of a gang rape, teaches self-defense, and Fayza takes these self-defense lessons a step too far. An expertly crafted combination of character study, social critique, and vigilante action, Cairo 678 is one of those rare films that resonates with audiences of both genders and across cultural divides.
About the Boston Muslim Film Festival
The American Islamic Congress is hosting its 8th Annual Boston Muslim Film Festival from March 25th to April 11th. Our festival provides a fresh perspective into the complexity of the Muslim Community. Open dialogue on unspoken issues and tackling stereotypes surrounding the Muslim Identity is the aim for the series of films AIC has selected this year. The movies will address social issues such as American Muslim Identity, sexual harassment, Interfaith collaborations, revolutions, genocide, generation gaps, censorship, and many more—visually complementing the striking theme of this year’s film festival—“Contrast in Depth.”
The film screening will be followed by a discussion.
This event is free and open to the public. Light Refreshments will be served.