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HR Day 2011 poster webTo mark Human Rights Day 2011, the United Nations, the European Union and BOZAR invite you to the Belgian premier of the film:

"Cairo 678"

Bozar Cinema
Friday 9 Dec. 2011 – 7:00pm


It may be a taboo subject, but the simple fact is that sexual harassment is an everyday occurrence in Egypt, and that incidences are on the rise. In this bold and frank film, we witness a number of perspectives on the matter, through the eyes of three women drawn from across Cairo’s complex social hierarchy.

The film follows this trio as, frustrated by the lackadaisical response to their complaints from authorities, they decide to take the law into their own hands and begin exacting violent revenge on men foolish enough to try and harass them.

The screening of the film will be followed by a panel discussion with director Mohamed Diab and two prominent human rights advocates from Egypt and the UK; Engy Ghozlan, from Egypt, a member of the Sexual Harassment NGO Task Force, manages the ECWR’s (Egyptian Coalition for Women Rights) Campaign against Sexual Harassment and a blogger at Harasmapp and Candy Sheridan, from the UK, the Co-Chair of the Gypsy Council for Education, Culture, Welfare and Civil Rights. She is one of the leaders of the Irish Traveller community in the UK.


The film is in Arabic with English subtitles and has a runtime of 100 mins.

REGISTRATION: Please note that we have a limited number of places therefore it is important to register by sending an email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with the subject field ‘Cairo 678’ and your full name and full name of guest (if applicable) - Maximum tickets per person: 2

WHERE: Bozar Cinema, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels

WHEN: 9 December 2011- 7:00 PM

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