Hidden Faces

© Longinotto
52 minutes / Colour / 1990
Directed by
Kim Longinotto

Country of production United Kingdom

This film reveals contradictions in the lives of Egyptian women in Muslim society. Living abroad, Safaa Fathy returns to Egypt to interview the internationally renowned feminist writer Nawal El Saadawi. Through her efforts she becomes disillusioned, demonstrating the conflict between modernity and tradition in a Muslim environment.

Language and subtitles Arabic with English Subtitles

Region North and Northeast Africa

Country Egypt

Keywords Gender Role and Identity Development projects