An hour or so

AN HOUR OR SO

FEATURE FILMS COMPETITION

An hour or so

AN HOUR OR SO

EGYPT

DOCUMENTARY

Synopsis

“An Hour or So” is the story of 3 women in Cairo driven to sex work as a result of poverty and lack of opportunity. The film shows you how the violence of poverty disempowers women from choice and freedom.
Three stories of one of the most marginalized sectors can tell us a lot about the lives of women in Egypt living in poverty, their relationship with their bodies, and how poverty, inequality, and oppression has pushed women to make difficult choices in their lives.

Manal Khaled-the Director

Director's bio

Manal Khaled is an  Egyptian film director with over 20 years of experience. Her early works consisted of documentaries and short fiction films, before she moved on to feature-length fiction films. She shot and directed her first documentary in Gaza, Palestine, in 2008. She directed her first feature narrative film, Hammam Sokhn, a personal and cinematic journey for her.

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