December 5, 2010

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As I've mentioned before , I'm not an avid watcher of Egyptian or Arabic movies, but when there's one that seems interesting, I'm definitely eager to see it.

I heard about a new movie here called 678. It's supposed to be addressing the sexual harassment that is such a common problem.  678 is the number of the bus the female lead has to take to her job each day where she suffers harassment. I hope the film causes more awareness to the problem and helps bring more consequences to offenders.

I'm really interested to see how they address the problem in the film. Here is an article about it and here and here are 2 trailers for the movie.

If you watched the trailers, what do you think? Would you see the film?

13 comments:

  1. OMG, Mona. This was a problem for me when I was a little girls back in Jordan. I am still haunted until now when I walk and there will be a male comeing from behind or facing me that he might do such a thing, even that it is not common in the united states, it is still vivid in my mind what used to happen when a girl walks down the street.
    I really hope this movie will raise awarness in the ME against those actions,and those sick people should be punished. Is it in the theatres yet? you made me think, can I show this movie to my girls just to make them aware of what's happening? it is a hard decision.
    Thanks rasing the issue!!

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  2. Great topic! I'll definitely watch this if it comes out somewhere with subtitles. Maybe if I demand it on Netflix...

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  3. Yes Mona,I'd definitely would see the movie,even though I didn't understand a word from the trailer.But,I understood very well what's it all about :/!
    You know,some years ago I was harassed on a bus,too.Terrible experience!!!I won't be going into details,but it was bad.So bad that as soon as the bus stopped I rushed out in tears.Yet the worse thing was,that once I was out on the street and some old ladies who also came out of that bus saw me crying,and after I told them what happend were just like:"Ohhh nothing bad girl,it was just his way of showing you that you're a good looking girl!"I was like WTF (sorry about that) and just left the "scene".
    Then a few years later in a big crowded supermarket two men started to follow me all around it and I just knew in my guts what they were about to do.At one point one of them came very,very,very close at my back and then I just turned my face toward them and showed them the most mean glance I could get out of myself and they, believe it or not,just turned and went away.
    Ah,us women have always to be very careful!
    Kisses honeybee!

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  4. Dr N, I wouldnt show it to your girls unless you see it first and think it's suitable. I can't tell you 'cause I haven't seen it yet. I haven't seen it in theater's here yet but it's supposed to be this month.

    Ayesha, I'm sure eventually it will be online.

    Jasmina, I'm horrified that this happens. Where were these incidents? Ugh, it just makes my blood boil.

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  5. I'm so glad that this is being brought forward as an important issue. I just can't imagine having to live like that for myself or my daughters.

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  6. sometimes i think, its a terrible world our daughter was born into. and it seems to get worse all the times.

    and then she points out a tiny crab in the sand to me, and how to waves are rushing to shore, her eyes light up when we play together, and i think, the world is a good place to be in.

    but then i'm reminded that not everyone in the world is good and they may hurt her, and it makes me shudder.

    may Allah help the authorities in doing their jobs in this matter. i really hope that it can be stopped for good.

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  7. Please Mona read my last post.

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  8. Stephanie, It really is so important.

    Kit Pryde, I feel the same way. May Allah protect them all.

    Jasmina, on my way...

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  9. Stephanie, It really is so important.

    Kit Pryde, I feel the same way. May Allah protect them all.

    Jasmina, on my way...

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  10. Mona, I can't wait to see it too !
    ever since I watched the trailer on TV , I amwaiting for it to be released out ! sucha topic that frightens every female and we all cant deny the fact it happens all the time !
    ...a feedback after seeing the movie is a must..
    till then:)

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  11. Batates777, Do you know when it will be out in cinemas? I'll definitely do a post about it, let me know if you see it.

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  12. Hi Mona, I did watch the movie at the Dubai Int. Film Festival yesterday (With english subtitles :)). It is indeed nicely done. I don't know much about the extent of the problem in Egypt but from the movie and from chats with the Director after the movie, it seemed that he's touched a very sensitive issue - an issue which not a lot of people talk about in Egypt.

    I think the movie handled the issue very well. All aspects such as blaming the victim, mentality of relatives towards a victim and all of that was handled superbly.

    Do watch it when it comes out. I hope it brings some change.

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  13. Rakesh, thanks so much for your review! I hope it brings change as well.

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