Because Our Cause is Just (video, English)
Begun as a civil movement of women and men seeking human rights and justice after decades of dictatorship, the Arab Spring revolutionary wave has not yielded justice for all. Instead, the political openings caused by the unrest have been exploited by Islamist groups who seek to not only exclude women from the political process but to remove them from public life through intimidation, oppressive legislation, and even physical violence.
The 36-minute documentary film explores how women in the Middle East-North Africa region are continuing to fight for the right to be part of their countries’ evolving political systems. Award-winning filmmakers Deb Bergeron and Kim Connell conducted interviews with women who are defending human rights and seeking progress on the ground in Egypt, Morocco, Libya, Lebanon, Iran, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Their stories and perspectives illuminate the extraordinary challenges and continuing optimism of the women fighting for change.
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