Feminists Insha’allah! The story of Arab feminism

This is the unknown story of a century of Arab feminism. Filmed in Morocco, Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia and featuring previously unreleased archives and exclusive interviews with activists, it approaches Arab feminism from a historical perspective.

We see how female emancipation has been shaped by the forces of nationalism and colonialism and hear from the Muslim women who are fighting for their liberation.


  • Year: 2014
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Production: Drole de Trame
  • Director:
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France



  • Gold Award at Jakarta Film Festival for Women (Indonesia); Best Documentary Award at Afrika Film Festival in Cologne (Germany) Festival Panorama Tunisian Cinema Carthage 2015 (Tunisia); Thionville 2014 (France); Medimed 2014 (Spain); Festival du Cinéma Arabe d’Amsterdam 2015 (Netherlands); Festival du Cinéma Arabe Méditerranéen de Bruxelles Cinémamed 2015 (Belgium); Seoul International Women’s Film Festival 2015 (South Korea); Jakarta Film Festival for Women (Indonesia); Escales Documentaires 2015 (La Rochelle); Primed 2015; Femmes en Résistance (Arcueil, France); Amnesty International REEL Awareness Film Festival 2015 (Toronto, Canada); Festival Terre des Femmes (Tübingen, Germany); Afrika Filmfestival 2016 (Belgium); CinemAfrica Film Festival 2016 (Sweden); Afrika Film Festival (Cologne; Elles Font Leur Cinéma (Rouen, France); Festival du Cinéma de Sherbrooke (Canada), Forum des Images (France).

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