More than 99 per cent of women in Egypt have experienced some form of sexual harassment: it is a common occurrence on the streets, on public transport and in private homes. But groups are starting to fight back – and artistic expression is a driving force in the campaigns for change.
Shout Art Loud is an interactive documentary on the arts in Egypt, exploring how Egyptians are using theatre, dance, music and graffiti to tackle the issue of sexual harassment and violence against women.
“This innovative documentary is a reminder of the vital role artistic expression plays in tackling taboo subjects like sexual violence — in Egypt and beyond,” said Index CEO Jodie Ginsberg. “We want to bring this issue to a wider audience to show just how important artists and writers can be in bringing about change.”
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