CinemaNa online-Between two seas by Anas Tolba

Monday 8 February 2021
At 7:30 pm
Online streaming-mandatory pre-booking

Watch this dramatic movie shedding the light on a marginalised and forgotten society, followed by a Q&A with the film director Anas Tolba, documentary filmmaker Reem Saleh and 2 members of  UN Women. Please click here to book your ticket

movie duration: 87 minutes

While on a short visit to her home village, a small rural island in near Cairo, Zahra’s daughter is exposed to a tragic accident. Following this incident, Zahra persists on getting her daughter’s right and insists on not only continuing her education but also benefiting her community. The film sheds light on different societal issues faced by women, especially in rural areas

The film is a collaboration between the National Council for Women, UN Women, Axeer, and several development partners as part of their belief in the vital role that cinema plays in changing negative perceptions towards women in different societies

Know more about Anas Tolba

Anas Tolba is an Egyptian filmmaker who started his career in 2010 by co-founding the media
production company, Axeer. He directed many music videos for a large number of singers and artists from across the Arab world, including: Zap Tharwat, HamzaNamira, and Cairokee.
In 2013, he directed and produced his first 30-minute documentary, Extracurricular, that features a mother who believes in the power of traveling to educate her children. In 2017, he directed his first 15-minute short film, Mariam and The Sun. The film was recognized with Jury Selection Awards in the Accolade Film Competition and the Hollywood Film Festival

This event is in cooperation with NYUAD, the Arts Center at NYUAD and the Palestinian Business Council