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This film will battle a global epidemic prevalent in Egypt: sexual harassment

September 29, 2014

Their video ‘Creepers on the Bridge’, which captures the feeling of intimidation women in Cairo often experience when walking down Egyptian streets, went viral. But the journey of filmmakers Tinne Van Loon and Colette Ghunim does not end there. Currently, they are working on their first collaborative documentary, The People’s Girls, which aims to expose how Egyptian women are battling the issue of sexual harassment in today’s society.  “Due to the recent local media attention to the issue of sexual harassment, we feel this is the perfect time to create a documentary that will analyze the causes, provide alternatives to traditional thought and document women fighting back in creative ways,” explained 22-year-old Colette Ghunim. Two foreign women  Documentary photographer Tinne Van Loon, 26, is originally from Belgium, but her family moved to the United States in 2001. In 2012, Tinne started her career as a documentary photographer in the West Bank, Palestinian Territories. After spending roughly a year in Egypt, she decided to be based here indefinitely in April this year. Colette Ghunim, whom is of American origin, graduated from Northwestern University three months ago. In college, she studied abroad…

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