Ward no.6 (Section N°6)

  • Ward no.6 (Section N°6)
Genre : Political
Type : Documentary
Original title : Cellule n°6
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2009
Format : Short
Running time : 13 (in minutes)

The film "Ward No.6 "tells the experience of two girls within the women's prison after being arrested in a political demonstration, the first named " Rasha" and she's works in the press field as a journalist and the second named "Asmaa" she's an active member in human rights field, both are belong to the political opposition movements in Egypt.

Rasha and Asmaa were supposed to be imprisoned in a special wing politicians, but the prison administration punished them and supplied them in section with large numbers of women who have committed crimes such as murder named "Ward No.6".

Director: Nesrine El Zayat
13 minutes, Documentary, Arabic (English subtitles), Egypt

2009 | National festival of Egyptian cinema | April 2009
won: Jury Prize for best documentary film of those below 15 minutes.


. مدته : 43 ر 13 ق، 20

نسرين الزيات، 13 دقيقة، وثائقي، بالعربية، مصر.


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