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Khouribga African Film Festival honors Egyptian film ‘A day for Women’

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Egyptian movie “A day for Women” has won the Grand Competition at the African Film Festival in Khouribga, Morocco.

Director Kamel Wagih Abouzekri and actress/producer Elham Shaheen received the Ousmane Sembene award at the end of the 20th edition of the film festival in Morocco.

The award comes days after filmmakers Shaheen, Nelly Karim and Nahed Al-Sibai won Best Actors’ Awards from the Kazan International Film Festival in the Russian Federation of Tatarstan.

The film traces the stories of women from various social backgrounds who gather on Sundays to swim at a new pool that opened in their neighborhood.

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Fourteen movies competed in the festival for ‘Ousmane Sembene’ award. These films productions represented 12 African countries – Tunisia, Ethiopia, Algeria, Guinea, Egypt, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Benin, and Morocco.