“Culture and Theater against Discrimination” Logo - Photo Courtesy: The Egyptian Feminist Union official Facebook page
CAIRO – 19 December 2017: Egyptian Feminist Union and the committee of Culture and Theater against Discrimination gears up for the closing ceremony, running from January 25 to January 30, of one of their projects that is tackling the discrimination crisis in Egyptian society.
The project tackles the serious crisis of gender discrimination in Egyptian society through theater. The committee has previously selected 10 theater performances in November to participate in the festival.
The chosen performances included “Al Kotla Wi El Faragh” (Bulk and Emptiness), “Qalb Om” (Mother’s Heart), “13 Sabab” (13 Reasons), “2 ½,” “Khat” (The Line), and “Oghneya Ala El Mamar” (Song on the Line) from Minya. While other performances originated from Alexandria including “Assal Wi Tehina” (Honey and Tahini), “Wahdy” (Alone) and “El Habl El Ahmar” (The Red Rope).
Only one theatrical performance was taken from Cairo, “Hebta.” The Culture and Theater against Discriminations project was launched in May to fight different forms of discrimination whether gender based or religion, among others.
Fighting discrimination through arts and dialogue, the project has toured different parts all over Egypt to promote the project’s vision. It also held different artistic workshops and seminars and invited a number of popular writers and authors such as popular critic Khaled Raslan.
The event was organized by the Egyptian Feminist Union and the Ministry of Youth, in addition to a number of universities such as Cairo University.