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Lift Like a Girl + Q&A
Institute of Contemporary Arts
October 2022
Lift Like A Girl (Ash Ya Captain), dir. Mayye Zayed, Egypt / Germany / Denmark 2020, Arabic with English subtitle, 95 min.


On a busy, noisy, high-traffic street corner in Alexandria, Egypt, a seemingly vacant corner lot surrounded by chain link fencing is the training site of Egypt’s most elite champions – female weightlifters. Zebiba (Arabic for ‘raisin’) has been training at the site for five years, since she was 9, following in the footsteps of Egypt’s most famous athletes of all time – including the first Arab, female, two-time Olympic medalist, Abeer Abdel Rahman, and World champion and Olympic athlete, Nahla Ramadan. Nahla’s father, the visionary Captain Ramadan, has bred champions, female champions, from his makeshift corner lot training site for over two decades – 4 Olympic, 9 World and 17 Pan African champions.

The film will be followed by a Q&A with Mayye Zayed.
 
08:40 pm
Fri, 09 Jul 2021
Cinema 1
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