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Meydan Film Series Presents: Cairo 678

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0


Join us for a Meydan Film Series screening of Cairo 678 (Egypt, 2010), followed by a discussion with Ahmed Abdrabou, Visiting Teaching Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies.

Synopsis: Cairo 678 tells the poignant story of three women and their search for justice from the daily plight of sexual harassment in Egypt. Directed by Mohamed Diab. Arabic w/English subtitles.

Meydan: Middle East Film Series at DU is an invitation to engage with the Middle East on the level of culture and everyday life through the region’s extraordinary cinema. Every other Friday night, we present a fascinating film from the Middle East followed by an informal discussion with a scholar of the region — all free of charge and open to the general public.

In Arabic, Turkish, and Persian alike, meydan means square, field, plaza, open space, or public gathering place. The term has deep symbolic significance in the cultural and political geography of the region, embodied in such vital and contested spaces as Cairo’s Meydan al-Tahrir (Tahrir Square), Istanbul’s Taksim Meydan”ü (Taksim Square), and Tehran’s Meydan-e Azadi (Azadi Square).