‘Women Revolt’ tackles Upper Egyptian women issues

Published July 17th, 2002 - 02:00 GMT

The Egyptian renowned writer Hassan al Mamlouk, who won the prize for best series at the Radio and TV Festival in 1994 for the series Waladi (my son), has recently wrapped up scripting his new series Thawret al Harim (women revolt). 

Mamlouk told the daily al Gomhuria, “censors have given the new series Women Revolt the green light. It is a joint production by the Production Sector and Adel Hosni and tackles the issues and traditions that govern women in Upper Egypt. This is depicted through Narges, the educated girl whose father dies and leaves big legacy. The girl’s uncles stand against her when she demands her share from the legacy due to the prevailing belief that a woman cannot inherit whatever educated she may be. A lawyer from her village joins her, not due to passionate reasons, but out of his faith in her just issue. This relationship is utilized against her; the fact that leads to a conflict between the two families and expands to the neighboring villages. 

“The series also tackles various issues including girl circumcision, its implementation and impacts. This terrible problem still exists in Upper Egypt despite its absence from the cities,” said Mamlouk. 

Costarring in the 25-episode series are Mahmoud Yasin, Khaled Zaki, Fadia Abdel Ghani, Dina Abdulla, Ibrahim Yusri and Muna Zaki -- Albawaba.com 

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