About Her

2018

2018 Edition

About Her

The second MEDFEST-EG edition opened in April 2018, focusing on women’s health and well-being.

The female holds a special position in medicine and has always been an inspiration for art. They harbor life within their bodies and their journeys, health issues and societal problems involve and affect us all.
We wanted to showcase films that offer an honest portrayal of what it means to be a girl or a woman facing healthcare related issues in the modern world. We also initiated a parallel program to give a wider chance for interaction and reflection on the topics tackled in the selected films. There were 4 Workshops conducted by Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Artists. we had:

22 FILMS: from 11 Countries Egypt, UK, USA, Irealand, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, UAE, France, Sudan, Canada, and Germany.

5 Days in 3 Cities: Cairo, Alexandria and El Minya.
1 International Screening Session: in Festival International de Films de Femme “Regards de Femmes” in Tunisia.
33 screenings in 3 Venues: Zawya Cairo, Goethe institute in Cairo, Jesuit Culture Center Alexandria and Dar Sebastien Hammamat, Tunisia and Egypt Public Library, El MInya.
10 Guests: from 3 Countries.
Over 10 TV and Radio reports: Nile FM, 95.04, Mega FM, Dream TV, Nile life, Nile Drama, CBC Extra, ON TV and Al Arabeya TV..

Films Theme

Well-being Generations OF THE FUTURE

Parenting special children
Parenting special children

2018

Parenting special children
Adversity, Loss and resilience

2016

Adversity, Loss and resilience

2018

Adversity, Loss and resilience
Adversity, Loss and resilience
Parenting special children – Displacement – Identity and loss
Belonging and relationships
Belonging and relationships

2009

Belonging and relationships

O+

2018

Belonging and relationships

2018

Belonging and relationships
Parenting special children
Parenting special children
Belonging and relationships
Parenting special children

2018

Belonging and relationships

2012

2014

Belonging and relationships
Parenting special children
Sexual abuse
Belonging and relationships

2015

Adversity, Loss and resilience

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الحمل و التغيرات النفسية

2017

2018

سن اليأس، الهوية الجنسية، الحمل و التغيرات الهرمونية و الأثر النفسي و الطبي

2012

العنف ضد المرأة و متلازمة التوتر ما بعد الصدمة

2016

مشكلة عدم الانتماء و العزلة عن المجتمع

2014

العنف ضد المرأة

2014

مرحلة البلوغ في الاناث و التحرش
تبادل الأدوار بين الجنسين، العنصرية ضد المرأة، الإستعلاء المجتمعي ضد المرأة

2018

الانوثة

2015

ختان الاناث و اثره النفسي
العلاقة بين الزوجين بعد الإصابة بسرطان الثدي
رحلة العلاج من سرطان الثدي و الألم الجسدي و النفسي خلال المراحل المختلفة.
الخصوبة
الامومة و الروتين اليومي و الصورة النمطية للجنسين
اكتئاب ما بعد الولادة، الأطفال ذوي الاحتياجات الخاصة و العبء الواقع علي القائمين علي الرعاية.

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الامومة
وفيات الاجنة و أثر ذلك علي الوالدين.
الدايات و مراحل الحمل في المناطق النائية في جواتيمالا

2017

معدل وفيات الأمهات و صحة المرأة عالميا

2017

العلاقة بين الام و الابنة

2015

2013

2010

womanhood

2016

Icaro Films and Iman Music

2016

2013

2013

2016

2010

2012

2010

2008

2013

2018

Post natal depression

2018

Pregnancy and psychological changes

2017

Adolescent identity Coming of age in imigrmant population or women

2018

Menopause, Sexuailty, Pregnancy ,Hormonal changes and there psychological and medical reflections

2012

Domestic violence-Gender based violence – Post traumatic stress syndrome

2016

Issues of non-belonging, alienation in society

Red

2017

Gender based violence

2014

Onset of puberty and sexual harassment, adolescent trauma.

2014

Gender role reversal, discrimination against women, Society prejudice against women, Gender politics Gender stereotypes

2018

Feminism and sexuality

2015

FGM and it’s psychological impacy
FGM (Female Genital Mutilation)

2011

Intimacy after breast cancer
Physical and psychological journeyof breast cancer stages and treatment

2018

Infertility
Motherhood Routine and gender stereotypes
Post natal psychosis, Children with special needs & Carer burden

Ama

2018

womanhood
Still birth, Trauma on parents

2017

Midwives and the journey of pregnancy in rural areas of Guatemala Home births

OUR PANELISTIS

The list of believers in the power of art to change and the necessity of bringing medicine and film together, who joined us in the discussion panels and
workshops, is growing.
We are taking the educational and artistic experience of MedFest-EG far beyond film screenings where we try putting together ideas and insights from different groups of healthcare professionals, filmmakers and children and their families in workshops and camps.

ASchedule Day 1

20 April 2018 Cinema Kareem, Cairo.
6:00 pm Entry
7:00 pm Welcome speech and introduction of the festival
7:30 pm Opening film ” Aurore”
“Aurore” by Blandine Lenoir (France ) 2018
Arab World Premiere
9:00 pm Discussion
9:50 pm Closing Day 1

Schedule Day 2

21-4-2018, Cinema Kareem, Cairo
Session 1
4:00 pm Entry
4:30 pm Short Films Screening
( About Her: Motherhood )
Waiting (USA)
Pip (UK)
Push (USA)
Con Madre (USA )
Sternkind (Germany)
Ama (France)
Marie (USA)
How was your day (Ireland)
Yael (USA)
Good Morning ( Egypt)
6:00 pm Discussion
6:45 pm Closing Session 1

Schedule Day 3

22 -4-2018, Cinema Kareem, Cairo
6:00 pm Entry
6:30 pm Short Films Screening
( About Her : Body and Soul )
· Lollipop (Saudi )
· Karouma (UAE)
· Silent scream (UK)
· Omnia (UAE/Egypt)
· Bacchus (Denmark)
· Red (Egypt)
Virgin male (Egypt )
· Leila ( Canada )
· Stop (UK)
8:30 pm Discussions
9:30 pm Closing

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