Scene from ‘Daughters of the Nile’, a documentary by directors Hillie Molenaar & Joop van Wijk.
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Although DAUGHTERS OF THE NILE was made in 1982, the film hasn’t lost any of its current interest. It offers a unique insight into a segment of Egyptian society that has hardly changed over the years. The lives of women in Egypt can still be very limiting, with all aspects of their existence spelled out by the teachings of the Koran. With little voice in their education, or marriage, they must accept the unbending rules of their society. Daughters of the Nile offers a unique account of their day-to-day living, married to men chosen by their fathers.