The Trials of Spring

Friday, June 12

Q&A with filmmaker! World premiere! SOLD OUT!

Three courageous women in post-2011 Egypt fight for the original goals of the Arab Spring – “Bread, Freedom and Social Justice” for all. The battles they wage each day reflect the country and its women at an uncertain crossroads. A formerly veiled widow provides guidance for revolutionaries 40 years her junior. A young women’s rights activist demands an end to sexual harassment. A human rights defender from a rural military family is arrested and tortured in 2011, setting off a personal quest for justice that mirrors the trajectory of Egypt’s uprisings. Directed by Academy Award-nominated Gini Reticker (Pray the Devil Back to Hell, Asylum, and A Decade Under the Influence), THE TRIALS OF SPRING reveals the vital and under-reported role of women in the region.

Unchecked abuses of power, breaches of justice, and biased government court proceedings have continued to plague Egypt since Mubarak’s fall in 2011. Hend Nafea’s personal journey is a powerful example of the types of abuses extensively documented by Human Rights Watch.

This screening is SOLD OUT. Tickets still available for additional screenings at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Click here for more information.

Tickets also still available to THE TRIALS OF SPRING: A Multimedia Initiatve, featuring short films and a panel discussion. Click here for more information.

  • Country Egypt
  • Language In English and Arabic with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 76 minutes
  • Director Gini Reticker