A Day for Women at the Luxor African Film Festival on March 17Director Kamla Abouzekri's feature film A Day for Women will be screened at the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) on Saturday, March 17. The screening will be part of the 2017 Egyptian Blockbusters programme that will screen five Egyptian films.
A Day for Women's events take place in a shabby neighborhood in Egypt where a youth center decides to allocate one day on the swimming pool for women only. The film follows the consequences of this decision on the social, psychological and emotional life of the women living in that neighborhood.
A Day for Women brings together a cast and crew of outstanding women, as it is produced by Elham Shahin, who also stars in the film, through her company Shahin Film, directed by Kamla Abouzekri, written by Hanaa Atiyah, DOP Nancy Abdel Fattah and Costume Designer Inas Shahin. The film stars Nelly Karim, Nahed El Sebai, Hala Sedqi, Ragaa Hussein, Shaimaa Seif, along with Mahmoud Hemida, Farouk Al Fishawy, Ahmad Al Fishawy, Eyad Nassar, and Ahmed Dawood. MAD Solutions handles the film's marketing and promotion in the Arab world.
The Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) is organized by the Independent Shabab Foundation (ISF), which is a non-profit entity that is registered at the Ministry of Social Solidarity and active since 2006 in several fields. The festival is regarded as one of the foundation's most important projects. First debuted in 2012, the Luxor African Film Festival aims for supporting and encouraging African films production and the partnership between continent countries, through the consolidation of the humanitarian and political ties between the peoples of Africa in general and among African artists in particular.