Canadian film festival ReelWorld is set to show Cairo 678, an Egyptian film about sexual harassment. The film was produced in 2010 and was considered one of the first movies to shine some light on the dire social issue.
According to the festival’s publicist, Sasha Stoltz, “ReelWorld, founded by actress Tonya Lee Williams, is the home for emerging and established filmmakers with racially diverse backgrounds. We cultivate creativity and promote the careers of Artists and help people enter the film and television industry. The festival runs for five days (10-14 April), presenting world class cinema telling the stories from racially diverse lenses.”
Cairo 678 is written and directed by Mohamed Diab and produced by Bushra, who also stars in the movie. The movie shows the different reactions of three women to sexual harassment, and how their unusual responses spark a police hunt for the harassers.
The film is often recommended by women to show how they can face sexual harassment. Although it handles a sore subject for women in Egypt, female viewers often describe the movie as optimistic. The film will be shown on 13 April at Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas.