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Egyptian Women Silently Endure Sexual Harassment, Movie Reveals

A man on a crammed public bus presses his pelvis against the body of a veiled woman. Another grabs her bottom as she walks on the street in broad daylight.

Compared to the deadly clashes that have erupted in Egypt’s streets and the change of government, these episodes may seem secondary. Yet they have been commonplace for decades. Director Mohamed Diab has chosen to include them in a movie that portrays three women enduring sexual harassment, with the social pressure and silence that go with it.