|The Royal Film Commission – Jordan is pleased to invite you to watch online|
The Egyptian Documentary
“Egyptian Jeanne d’Arc”
On Friday 13th of November 2020 at 7 PM (Local Time)
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The film will be available for 24 hours
and it can only be viewed in Jordan
This film is available thanks to the cooperation and support of MAD Solutions
Egyptian Jeanne d’Arc
Iman Kamel, 85 minutes, Documentary, In Arabic and English with English and Arabic subtitles, Egypt/ Germany / Kuwait/ Qatar, 2016
“Egyptian Jeanne d’Arc” is a hybrid film that melds documentary with mythic story elements, poetic narration and dance to convey the true stories of resistance by Egyptian women since the outbreak of the revolution in 2011. The film follows in the footsteps of Cairene filmmaker, Iman Kamel, as she journeys to the Western Desert, where she discovers a diary written by a Bedouin girl named Jehanne. Inspired by Jehanne’s struggle to break free from patriarchal oppression and become a dancer, the filmmaker attempts to trace the whereabouts of Jehanne by reaching out to fellow Egyptian artists, all women, who share with her their own stories of aspiration and resistance over the last 5 years.
The film’s world premiere was at Dubai International Film Festival and it was screened at Eurasia International Film Festival, The Arab Film Festival Tubingen in Germany, Malmo Arab Film Festival, The Arab Film Festival Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Africa Film Festival Köln in Germany.