'The People's Girls' Documents the Objectification of Women in Cairo

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Sep 8, 2014
References: kickstarter & designboom
The People's Girls is a documentary, created by Cairo-based filmmakers Colette Ghunim and Tinne van Loon, that makes use of covertly recorded footage to show the harassment and uncomfortable stares many women are put through in the Egyptian capital. The filmmakers recorded the stares they were subjected to while walking across the Qasr Al Nile bridge in Cairo, described by them as "one of the places where it is the most intimidating to walk alone as a woman."

The film is part of an effort to describe and project the harassment women face on the streets of Egypt.

The People's Girls documentary will also feature three narratives from a 26-year-old female social activist, a 28-year-old tuk tuk driver from a working class neighborhood and a lawyer at a prominent women's rights organization.

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