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Cairo Filmmaker Nesrine El-Zayat Turns Lens on Family to Deliver Nuanced Portrait of Women’s Status in Egypt

Nesrine El-Zayat, whose debut feature “On the Fence” is world premiering at the Cairo Film Festival this week, is typical of the new generation of young Egyptian filmmakers. Lacking access to funds, equipment and formal training but bursting with stories and ideas, El-Zayat borrowed a friend’s camera shortly after the death of her father in […]

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