CAIRO - 12 June 2019: The Egyptian film “Ben-Bahrain” (Between two seas) won two awards in the official competition of the Brooklyn Film Festival; the awards were announced on June 11 at the festival’s closing ceremony.
The best feature film award went to director Anas Tolba and the artistic achievement award in scenario was granted to writer Maryam Naoum.
The National Council for Women and the United Nations Women's Commission are delighted that the film achieved two international awards in its first international participation.
It is worth mentioning that “Ben-Bahrain” is produced by Eksir Company. The film has won two awards at the Aswan International Women's Film Festival. The film is the result of joint cooperation between the National Council for Women, the United Nations Women's Fund and development partners.
“Ben-Bahrain” focuses on social issues in Egypt and how they affect women in particular, especially those in underprivileged or rural areas.
It sheds the light on a woman who visits her hometown after her daughter has suffered an unfortunate accident. The mother seeks justice for her daughter, while assisting her in completing her education.
“Ben Bahrain” is written by Marian Naoum. It stars Fatma Adel, Yara Gubran, Tharaa Jubail and Mahmoud Fares.