SOAS University of London

London Middle East Institute

Nefertiti’s Daughters: Women, Art and Revolution

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Date: 6 February 2020Time: 6:30 PM

Finishes: 6 February 2020Time: 8:30 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre (BGLT)

Type of Event: Film Screening

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Abstract

Nefertiti’s Daughters is a story of women, art, and revolution. Told by prominent Egyptian artists, this documentary witnesses the critical role revolutionary street art played during the Egyptian uprisings. Focused on the role of women artists in the struggle for social and political change, it spotlights how the iconic graffiti of Queen Nefertiti placed her on the front lines in the ongoing fight for women’s rights and freedom in Egypt today.

After the screening of the film, Bahia Shehab, one of the featured artists, will be in conversation with Barbara Schwepcke, founder of Gingko.

Copies of At the Corner of a Dream: A Journey of Revolution and Resistance, which shows Shehab’s street art based on poetry by the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, will be available for purchase.

Registration

This event is open to the public and free to attend, however registration is required. Online Registration

Organiser: Narguess Farzad (SOAS), SOAS Middle East Institute and Gingko Library

Contact email: lmei@soas.ac.uk