WOW at Swedalex


Welcome to the screening of the documentary art movie Women on Walls, and a talk about street art, women and feminism.

Extra: Light Calligraphy Show by artist Khadiga El Ghawas.


Where: Swedish Institute, 57, 26 July Avenue, Corniche el-Mansheya, Alexandria.

When: 22 November, 6 pm.


Women on Walls (WOW), or Sit El 7eta, is an initiative  using  graffiti and street art to talk about women and women’s issues, that started 2013 in Egypt. The documentary art film, Women on Walls, by Swedish director Neta Norrmo, followed the initiative during its first street art project in Cairo and Alexandria, spring 2013.

The film Women on Walls, while raising important questions about the visual landscape in the urban public space; its owners, producers and users, also adresses the female artists and their situation, in a patriarchal society.

Director Neta Norrmo will be present at the screening, and participate at the talk together with artists Lamis Solyman, Hashem Kelesh, and Khadiga El Ghawas.

Free entrance.

Coffe and tea will be served in the break.



The film Women on Walls was awarded the Anna Prize 2014. The Anna Prize is given by WIFT (Women in Film and Television) and UN Women to a film director who, in a powerful and artistic way, has created a film in line with the UN bill of rights for women (CEDAW 1979).