Previously at the ICA - Films

Mohamed Khan, Factory Girl, 2013

Safar: Factory Girl + Director Q&A

19 Sep 2014

From the legendary director Mohamed Khan comes this award-winning drama. Hiyam, a young factory worker, lives in a lower-middle-class neighbourhood, along with her co-workers. She is clearly under the spell of Salah, the factory's new supervisor. Believing that love can transcend their class differences, Hiyam relentlessly pursues a dream of the pair being together. However, when a pregnancy test is discovered in the factory premises, her immediate family and close friends accuse her of sinning. Hiyam decides not to defend herself and pays an enormous price in a society that fails to accept her.

Followed by a post-screening Q&A with the director Mohamed Khan.

Presented in partnership with Dubai International Film Festival – official programming partner

Read the Safar 2014 blog post by the Arab British Centre about Factory Girl

Egypt | 2013 | Dir: Mohamed Khan | 92 mins | Cert: 15| UK PREMIERE


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