The Trials of Spring


City Opera House Thu, Jul 30, 2015 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2015
Runtime:76 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:Arabic
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Gini Reticker
Produced by:Beth Levison
Cinematography:Mohamed S. Amir
Tamer Ashry
Aida ElKashef
Muhammed Hamdy
Editing By:Jenny Golden
Music By:Blake Leyh


Even as the world watched major media coverage of the demonstrations and upheaval in Egypt over the last few years, many important voices and issues were not represented. The latest documentary from Academy Award-nominated director and TCFF alum Gini Reticker (“Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” TCFF 2008), “The Trials of Spring” offers a powerful look at women’s voices in the Arab Spring over the course of four years. Among these women is young Hend Nafea, who joined the uprising full of hope, only to be met with harassment, torture, and imprisonment. Her story, and the stories of the other women whose paths she crosses, help to illuminate the ways in which brave Arab women, often characterized as weak or submissive, are making real changes in the world. In Person: Director Gini Reticker and producer Abigail Disney.