Three courageous women in post-2011 Egypt fight for the original goals of the Arab Spring:“Bread, Freedom, and Social Justice” for all. The battles they wage each day reflect the uncertain crossroads at which the country and its women find themselves. A formerly veiled widow provides guidance for revolutionaries 40 years her junior. A young women’s rights activist demands an end to sexual harassment. A human rights defender from a rural military family is arrested and tortured, setting off a personal quest for justice that mirrors the trajectory of Egypt’s uprisings. (76 min.)
Sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Oregon.
THE TRIALS OF SPRING screens Sunday, October 11 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum). The film is showing as part of our Voices in Action: Human Rights on Film series.
Tickets are available online or at the door.
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