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Quatre femmes d'Égypte - DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB520616
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Éric Michel
Directors:  Tahani Rached
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Biography, Black History, Documentary, Global Studies, Politics, Religious Studies, Social Issues, Women's Studies
Language:  French
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1997
Running Time:  129:39
Closed Captions:  Yes

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How do we get along with each other when our views collide? A timely question, and a universal one. Four Women of Egypt takes on this challenge, and their confrontation redefines tolerance. These four friends have the same goals--human dignity and social justice. They are inspired by love of country, but each adopts an approch radically different from the others'. Muslim, Christian, or non-religious, their visions of society range from wanting a secular or socialist state to an Islamic one. But these four women won't demonize one another or treat one another with disdain. They listen to one another's views and argue openly, without ever breaking the bond that unites them--and they laugh through it all. Deeply committed, these four women, together, are the living antithesis of political correctness. Amina, Safynaz, Shahenda and Wedad have not accomplished all their political goals; they are not complacent in their self-assessment. At the stage in life when one tries to make sense of it all, these four Egyptian women are not triumphant--they're joyful. In French with English subtitles.

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