Arab Spring: The S(h)equal: Talk Show Café Arabica

Voertaal: Engels

When & where?

zaterdag 24 maart 2012 - 17:00

Talk show Café Arabica with filmmaker Petr Lom (Back to the Square), Noha el Ostaz (Egyptian activist), Sawsan Darwaz (Jordan's Karama Human Rights Film Festival), Margaret Sekaggya (U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders), e-activist Sameh Saeid, Sabri Saad el Hamus (from Egypt), and Lilia Weslaty (Tunesian activist from Zero Silence), presentation Jacobine Geel (NCRV)


Petr Lom is an independent, self-taught filmmaker who prefers to keep the reins in his own hands. He not only directs his documentaries, he also films, produces and edits them himself. The Festival will be showing a retrospective of Lom’s work, screening the films: Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan, Letters to the President and On a Tightrope. His latest film, Back to the Square , about the revolution in Egypt will also be screened during the festival.


Lilia Weslaty is a Tunisian journalist and activist, she appears in the documentary Zero Silence.


Noha El Ostaz is a young Egyptian filmmaker. In 2008, she set a precedent by becoming the first woman in Egypt to press charges in a case of sexual intimidation. The bus driver was ultimately convicted of sexually assaulting Noha el-Ostaz in the Heliopolis district. The film Cairo 678 is loosely based on her story.


Sawsan Darwaza is director of the Human Rights Film Festival Amman in Jordan.