Arab Women-centered Films Breaking Taboos

Arab Women-centered Films Are Not Just About Women
By Barbara Nimri Aziz  shared with thanks!….

Too often, we are overwhelmed with woeful tales, painful memoirs and worn analyses of Arab/Muslim women. Most depictions, whether we’re besieged in a war, or if we’re just trying to get by making small advances like women anywhere, we are invariably portrayed as hapless victims. We’re in need of succor, or reform, or rescue.

Writings by our own talented authors are popular if they reveal  exploitations or despairs or escapes. These feed enlightened sisters abroad who may feel better about themselves when they can pity others.

Four women meet in Dar Joued (a women’s prison) on the eve of Independence day. From different ages and social conditions, they are condemned to live together under the authority and injustice of their jailer: Jaida. They share memories from the outside world, and also the joy, emotions and torment of their daily lives in Dar Jouad.
A film by Salma BACCAR

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Amina with Feminism Attack: Anarcha-Feminism in Tunisia


Anarcha-Feminism in Tunisia

feminism attack more graffitti

Below I reproduce an unattributed translation from the French anarchist publication, Le Monde Libertaire, of an interview with the Tunisian anarchist feminist group, Feminism Attack! I follow that with an earlier report about the Tunisian feminist activist, Amina Sboui, leaving the Femen group and declaring herself an anarchist. Femen is a radical feminist group founded in Ukraine which has captured some media attention through its topless protests where Femen activists paint various political slogans across their chests.

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Femen campaign to ‘Air Dictators’..Free Amina..Free all Women!

Sextremist FEMEN deported from Istanbul

 

After spent a night in a police station in Istanbul, sextremist the participant of the protest “Erdogan from Istanbul to Kabul” was deported from Turkey by plane to Paris. Together with forced deportation there is a  ban  for entrance into Turkey for the activist for one year. This is already fifth ban to entry Turkey for FEMEN Activists.

FEMEN promises to Erdigan to find many ways to get around of his repressive laws and continue the fight with the Turkish people against Islamism and for secular and humanistic Turkey. Erdogan, get out to Kabul!

Recall that today FEMEN activists denied entry to such dictatorial countries like Russia, Belarus, Tunisia and Turkey. Continue reading “Femen campaign to ‘Air Dictators’..Free Amina..Free all Women!”

victory! Tunisia frees Femen activists: Now Free AMINA!

FEMEN will tell the truth about the horrors of the Tunisian captivity

Dear friends!

We are happy to inform you that our Tunisian prisoners are finally free after the month in jail. Josephine, Marguerite and Pauline have arrived to Paris to the head quarter of FEMEN in France. 

Today at 4 pm local time it will be press conference with FEMEN sextremists in the training center of extremism in Paris by the address Rue Leon 35.

Contact person is Sarah +33 6 64 23 57 66

Thank you for your support!    more HERE: http://femen.org

Arrivée en France des trois Femen libérées dans… por BFMTV

We pulled out our activists from the clutches of the Islamists! Continue reading “victory! Tunisia frees Femen activists: Now Free AMINA!”

Support Femen prisoners on Trial 12th June.. Amina /Marguerite/Josephine/Pauline

12th of June four FEMEN activists who are imprisoned in Tunisia will face the trial by Sharia Law. They are prosecuted because they have done the protest against the islamisation of the countries of Arab spring and for women’s freedom. Young women are threatened to stay in jail for 6 years(for Amina), 1-2 years(for Josephine, Pauline and Marguerite).

Femen-activists-detained-as-Tunis-trial-ajournsHello our dear turkish friends!

We have received your thankfulness as an answer for our support to your revolution!

Now we need to ask you for help and support for us! Continue reading “Support Femen prisoners on Trial 12th June.. Amina /Marguerite/Josephine/Pauline”

3 Femen arrested and held in Free Amina protest + Nazis attack Femen

latest 31 May:, Tunisia — A court convicted Amina (Sboui) , for carrying an “incendiary object” and fined her $182. She remains in custody pending more serious charges.The 3 Femen supporters arrested still remain in custody and will appear before a judge today, Friday, when they may be charged.

Femen women attacked and held for

Free Amina protest

Standing on a wall in front of the railings outside the courthouse, the women, two French and the other German, shouted: “Free Amina,” in support of a young Tunisian woman detained while protesting against hardline Islamists and awaiting trial on Thursday.

note.this photo was deleted from Facebook on 30th May for 'breaking Community Guidelines'. The 3 are still in prison.
note.this photo was deleted from Facebook on 30th May for ‘breaking Community Guidelines’. The 3 are still in prison.

“Breast Feed Revolution” read graffiti on the women, who wore only denim micro shorts and black shoes, and “Femen Extremist” was daubed on their backs.

The police swiftly arrested them and took them inside the building, before a crowd of journalists. Continue reading “3 Femen arrested and held in Free Amina protest + Nazis attack Femen”

Femen Attacked by Nazis // 3 held in Free Amina protest

latest 31 May:, Tunisia — A court convicted Amina (Sboui) , for carrying an “incendiary object” and fined her $182. She remains in custody pending more serious charges.The 3 Femen supporters arrested still remain in custody and will appear before a judge today, Friday, when they may be charged.

note.this photo was deleted from Facebook on 30th May for 'breaking Community Guidelines'
note.this photo was deleted from Facebook on 30th May for ‘breaking Community Guidelines’

UPDATE:   Three young European women with womens rights movement Femen were arrested and are still imprisoned on Wednesday after baring their breasts in Tunis, a first in the Arab world, outside the Tunisian capital’s main courthouse where Amina is on trial. read more:  https://thefreeonline.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/3-femen-arrested-and...

By Milene Larsson

It’s been a hectic couple of days for Femen: their Paris headquarters is under siege by 300 neo-Nazis seeking revenge for the events of two weekends ago, when they interrupted a yearly nationalist gathering to commemorate Joan of Arc. And last week, they found out that Tunisian Femen activist Amina Tyler, the 19-year-old who was drugged and given a virginity test after posting topless protest pictures of herself on Facebook, might be facing up to two years and six months in jail. Continue reading “Femen Attacked by Nazis // 3 held in Free Amina protest”