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Deliverance: A Women's Revolt DEMO

Following Palestinian, Lebanese, Jordanian, Egyptian and Saudi Arabian women; the film investigates the problems that they face on their daily lives and the film brings them together through a momentous political movement.

  • Ziad Haggag
  • Ziad Haggag
  • Elige Khoury
  • Nour Myra
  • Sarrah Abdelrahman
    Key Cast
  • Sarah Taibah
    Key Cast
  • Nour Chamoun
    Key Cast
  • Maysa Daw
    Key Cast
  • Joumana Haddad
    Key Cast
  • Hiba Dandachli
    Key Cast
  • Anicee Gohar
    Key Cast
  • Alya Mooro
    Key Cast
  • Bilal Allaf
  • Noor Bardan
  • Nicholas Jacob
  • Maya Ezzedine
  • Gaelle Issa
  • Jaylan Mahmoud
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 5, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, State of, Saudi Arabia, United States
  • Language:
    Arabic, English
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Moscow Shorts International Film Festival
    Russian Federation
    Official Selection
  • Toronto International Women Film Festival
    Official Selection
  • New York International Film Awards
    New York City
    United States
  • IndieX Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Award Winner
  • Arab Women Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Tokyo Short Film Festival

    Award Winner
Director Biography - Ziad Haggag

Ziad Haggag is an Egyptian filmmaker born and based in Alexandria. Even though Haggag has filmed two short movies when he was still at university, Haggag's professional directorial debut is 'Deliverance: A Women's Revolt' that will be released in 2021.

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Director Statement

I’ve always seen the struggles of Arab women since I was a kid, whether it’s sexual harassment on the street, struggling to maintain their freedom in their own houses and not being able to do whatever they want with their bodies without being slut-shamed or catcalled. I always questioned “why do men have the privilege to do whatever they want whenever they want and women can’t?” these thoughts kept going and going until I decided to mix these problems with what I’m good at, and that’s when I have decided to film ‘Deliverance: A Women’s Revolt’. As a man, I thought it’s important to stand against toxic masculinity and show men that they should all be feminists and stand against the patriarchy.

During my research I thought that there were too many topics that should be covered, such as sexual harassment, violence, body image, workplace discrimination, sexuality, race.

Within the previous events of the political events and how women had a huge role in it, and the various movements against sexual assault in the Arab world, I started thinking that Arab women need to have a voice and to also break down their stereotypes in front of the whole world; the film views the lives of Saudi, Palestinian, Egyptian, Lebanese, Jordanian and Moroccan women and it also views the lives of Arab women in diaspora.

This film is about speaking up and empowering women, this film is simply a love letter to Arab women.