This is the unknown story of a century of Arab feminism. Filmed in Morocco, Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia and featuring previously unreleased archives and exclusive interviews with activists.
Do you care about women’s rights in the Arab world? Are you at the same time fed up with Orientalist representations of women as victims of a monolithically oppressive Arab patriarchy? Then Feriel Ben Mahmoud’s Feminists Insha’allah! is the film for you.
This groundbreaking documentary recounts Arab feminism’s largely ignored century-old history in all its complexity, from public unveilings by feminist pioneers up through to social media campaigns by activists of the Arab Spring. Covering distinct legal, social and cultural realities in countries as diverse as Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, Ben Mahmoud charts the advances and setbacks of women’s rights in the region. Featuring invaluable archival footage and exclusive interviews, Feminists Insha’allah is a must-see.