Media Type:

Films


Title

Nawara (Trailer)

Subject

Feature Film

Description

'Nawara', the story of a downtrodden maid's experience of the revolution, scooped international prizes but mediocre returns at the box office in Egypt. Unlike many of the films made about the revolution, 'Nawara' demonstrates the ways in which the revolution impacted upon the poorer segments of Egyptian society.

Creator

Hala Khalil

Publisher

Red Star Productions

Date Published

23/03/2016

Contributor

    Actors: Menna Shalabi, Mahmoud Hemeda, Sherine Reda, Ameer Salah Eldin, Ragaa Hussein, Ahmed Rateb, Rahma Hassan, Ahmed Magdy, Abbas Abo Elhassan

Rights

Standard YouTube License

Language

Arabic

Date Created

12/12/2015

Citation

Hala Khalil, “Nawara (Trailer),” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed November 24, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/161.

Output Formats


Media

Nawara.jpg

Translation

Radio announcer: “In a move unprecedented in Egypt’s history, Attorney General Abdel Mageed Mahmoud ordered…”
Male voice off screen 1: “What’s your name?”
Female voice off screen: “Nawara”
Male voice off screen 2: “Why don’t we go away somewhere?”
Nawara: “Where to?”
Male voice off screen 2: “Anywhere”
Nawara: “And leave Egypt*?”
Male voice: “I’ve gotten old. My health can’t take either London’s cold or Dubai’s heat”
Female voice: “Haven’t you heard about the robberies and lootings going on in the country these days?”
Nawara’s mother: “I’m afraid I’ll die suddenly…and there won’t be any water in the house to wash my corpse with”
Older man’s voice: “What would you say if I told you that Youssef Bey comes from a poor family just like you and me?”
Woman screaming: “Nawara! Nawara!”
Aly, Nawara’s husband: “What’s the matter? What’s wrong?”
Nawara: “Did you sense there was someone in the villa?”
Older man: “No, why?”
Youssef: “What will you do with the money when you have it, Nawara?”
Nawara: “You’re upset because I was late yesterday, but it’s my job what am I supposed to do?”
Nawara: “How did you get in here?”
*In Egyptian Arabic, 'masr' could refer to Egypt or to Cairo.