Covered: The Hejab in Cairo, Egypt
Egypt | 1995 | 25 minutes | Color | DVD | Subtitled | Order No. 00666
"Kamal-Eldin's eye for the unassuming cultural images truly reflects an informed feminist methodology. She creates social, public spaces for women to tell their stories in very personal, private ways."
"This documentary comes to terms with veiling in a way that is visually interesting and honest with the subject interviewed."
"A provocative film, 'Covered' uncovers the multiple meanings and contradictions in late twentieth century reveiling in Cairo, Egypt."
"This piece is informative, revealing, complex, balanced, and thought-provoking."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- USA Film Festival
- Women in the Director's Chair Film and Video Festival
- New York Exposition of Short Film and Video
- Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA) Filmfest
- Women of Color Film and Video Festival
Tania Kamal-Eldin is an independent filmmaker and educator. Her documentary productions focus on women and Middle Eastern issues with an emphasis on the complex interactions of gender, race and cross-cultural representation. Kamal-Eldin has an MFA in Visual Arts from University of California-San Diego where she was awarded the Jacob Javits Fellowship, as well as a MSC in Political Economy from the London School of Economics. She has taught at the University of California, San Diego, and Palomar College. She has published much fiction including co-authoring a book of short stories. Currently she is an Assistant Professor at American University, School of Communication in Film and Media Arts, in Washington D.C. (8/14)