Permissible Dreams (Al-Ahlam al-Mumkinna)
Permissible Dreams traces the life of Oum Said, a woman farmer living in a small town on the Suez Canal. Although she does not read or write, the woman in question is her family’s economist, doctor, and the planner of its future, as she dreams “to the limits of her possibilities”. This film, capturing a woman’s struggles with societal and gender inequality, was part of the German-produced series “As Women See It”.
Film prints courtesy of Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art.