Dr. Caroline Heldman on #MeToo and representation

Back in January during my trip in Los Angeles, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Caroline Heldman, research director at the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, associate … Continue reading Dr. Caroline Heldman on #MeToo and representation

Third World as We Do Not Know It—Why We Need More Black Panthers That Defy White Patriarchy

When I first started my international film criticism career, I never thought anyone would be interested in what a twenty-something Egyptian feminist woman had to say. I was not Western, … Continue reading Third World as We Do Not Know It—Why We Need More Black Panthers That Defy White Patriarchy

Cinema Femme New Year Issue — Editor’s Letter

Welcome to Cinema Femme’s New Year Issue, “Black Panther” Edition! Back in 2016, I got the chance to hear Ryan Coogler speak at UChicago about his films “Fruitvale Station” (2013) … Continue reading Cinema Femme New Year Issue — Editor’s Letter