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Arabic GCSE and A Level Study Session: The Perfect Candidate

Arabic GCSE and A Level Study Session: The Perfect Candidate

Date(s) - 03/11/2021
9:00 am - 10:15 am

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$3 USD
Contact Person:
Salwa Mohamed

0161 228 7621
Home Manchester Org

Online Event. Register Here.

This workshop, led by Salwa Mohamed, Lector of Arabic, Manchester Metropolitan University, will explore common challenges that Arab women face in their societies, factors that contribute to that as well as prevailing stereotypes. The session will also explore regional differences, including some of the progresses and contributions Arab women made in different fields.

Screening of film: “The Perfect Candidate (PG)” Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour/Saudi Arabia 2019. Arabic with English Subtitles

The Perfect Candidate is an examination of the changing nature of gender and politics in the modern-day Middle East through the story of Maryam a Saudi doctor.
Feeling demoralized and discriminated against after several setbacks including an injured patient refusing to be treated by a female doctor and being refused permission to board a plane, Maryam decides to fight back by becoming the town’s first female candidate in local elections. At first, she does so only to raise attention to the struggles she’s experienced, but her campaign begins to gain momentum.

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