Nabila Obeid heads first cinema festival for women
The month of February will witness the launch of the first Woman Cinema Festival in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Egypt under the patronage of his Excellency Minister of Culture Farouq Hunsi and a number of different local organizations that support woman’s issues and activating her role in society. Prominent Egyptian actress has been nominated to head the festival for this year.
According to the London based daily, Al Sharq Al Awsat, Nabila revealed that this festival is a first of its kind that is fully dedicated to women in the cinema and is a message from the civil society that is concerned with women’s issues. She added that the festival aims at highlighting the important social role Egyptian cinema has played since it beginnings.
Nabila stressed that this festival is an important artistic event that is a cultural bridge, especially since its represents the beginning of a cooperation between the civil society and the makers of the cinema. The films that will be screened are ones that have mainly female casts and that focus on the role women play in society.
On a different note, Nabila has denied recent circulating rumors that her face is deformed as a result of a plastic surgery leading her to withdraw from her role in the new film “Amarit Ya’qoubain”. Nabila revealed that the rumor behind her withdraw from the film is not true, and the reason she turned down the role is due to the fact that she wants to dedicate herself to roles where she plays the leading role and contributes in their production.