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5 North African Women Filmmakers Shining at Cairo International Film Festival’s 44th Edition

November 15, 2022

Filmmakers capture the hidden intricacies of humanity and seep into emotions; it is an art of impeccable storytelling. Over the years, women filmmakers in particular have explored bold and brave narratives, centering female experiences, challenging patriarchal limitations, and paving the path for future generations. In its 44th edition, the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) celebrates the art of filmmaking, screening international and local films with influence reverberating through the industry. Through their works, women filmmakers are opening conversations and breaking barriers: here are five Arab and North African women who are participating with films in the CIFF’s 44th edition. Hind Metwali Competing with her short film ‘The Interview’ starring Egyptian star Sarah AbdelRahman, Hind Metwali is an Egyptian director and filmmaker. She completed a one-year conservatory program in directing at the New York Film Academy, and earned a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Southern Californira’s School of Cinematic Arts, where she focused on writing and directing. She currently works as a Film and TV Development Executive. ‘The Interview’ follows Nadia, who is forced to choose between looking after her mother and attending a job interview which could…

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