Latest Tahani Rached Stories

2006-07-23 20:39:34

By Jonathan Wright CAIRO (Reuters) - Film-maker Tahani Rached, returning to Egypt after almost 40 years in Canada, has revealed the hidden lives of girls who live, beg, cheat, sniff glue, pop pills and give birth on the streets of Cairo. But unlike many other films on such themes, Rached's one-hour documentary El-Banate Dol (Those Girls) finds many positive aspects in their marginal lives -- their freedom, their solidarity, their vitality and their capacity for love. "It's a film...

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