Extraordinary Women in Film series: Trials of Spring


Tuesday, March 8, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


When a young Egyptian woman travels from her village to Cairo to add her voice to the tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to 60 years of military rule, she is arrested, beaten, and tortured by security forces and later punished and imprisoned by her family for daring to speak out. Unbreakable, she sets out in a search for freedom and social justice in a country in the grips of a power struggle, where there is little tolerance for the likes of her. Buoyed by the other activists she meets along the way, Hend Nafea’s story mirrors the trajectory of the Arab Spring—from the ecstasy of newfound courage to the agony of shattered dreams. In the end, despite crushing setbacks, it is resilience that sustains the hope for reform even in the darkest hours of repression. Released in 2015. 90 minutes. Free.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, New York 10801
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: New Rochelle Public Library
Presenter Phone: 9146327878
Presenter Website: nrpl.org

Sponsor Message

Made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library and in partnership with Zonta Club New Rochelle.
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