Great Cities and Islam: Cairo

In the wake of the 2011 uprisings in Cairo, women are "invading" the public spaces long dominated by men and using art to challenge age-old barriers to free expression. Journalist Mona Eltahawy, an Egyptian-American writer who covered the Arab Spring from the front lines, examines how women street artists, photographers, writers, and videographers are documenting the reality of women's lives in the Middle East, while collectively—and creatively—demanding that their voices be heard. Author and editor Yasmine El Rashidi leads this compelling conversation about the power of art in times of conflict.

Recorded October 14, 2015

This program is made possible by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

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