Chronicles of Her
Maysoon Hbaidi (Jordan), Emna Najjar (Tunisia), Farah Shaer (Lebanon), Taghrid Abdel Maksoud (Egypt) and Rim Mejdi (Morocco), 100 minutes, drama, Arabic with English subtitles, 2020, Jordan.
A feature film anthology composed of five short films from Jordan, Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt and Morocco, it narrates the suffering of women from five different worlds, but with similar circumstances, as they face oppression and injustice, and yet struggle and hope for a better life. The film address issues of gender equality with the aim of raising awareness of gender-based violence, equal access to education, health care, and decent working conditions, as well as representation in political and economic decision-making processes. The film was developed and produced under the supervision of the Royal Film Commission – Jordan under the framework of the UNESCO’S regional project "Enhancing a gender responsive film sector in the Maghreb-Mashreq region” funded by the European Union.
The film won 21 international awards and was nominated for 17 more.