Director: Manal Khaled
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The first Egyptian film to be selected at the South By Southwest Festival in the USA in 10 years.
Based on true stories.
Supported by a huge fanbase and crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.
An authentic and raw portrayal of the social realities in Egypt.
The film screened at a number of international festivals, including Amman International Film Festival, and Mostra de València –Cinema del Mediterrani.
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2021/ Egypt77 min/ Drama
Original Title
Hammam Sokhn
Different women from various social backgrounds find themselves trapped in the events unfolding in the Egyptian streets and apartment blocks.
Their entrapment is not necessarily limited to concrete walls and locked doors, but is imposed by inner conflicts and thoughts. Even though the women share similar dreams of breaking free from social constraints and conditions, each fights her own battle.
Coroline Khalil
Osama Abo El Ata
Reem Hegab
Sara'a Jebel
Screenwriter: Rasha Azab
Manal Khaled
DOP: Zbigniew Rybczynski
Tarek Hefny
Mahmoud Lotfi
Editor: Rania Montaser
Manal Khaled
film festivals
South by Southwest Festival, USA
Amman International Film Festival – Awal Film, Jordan
El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt
Karama Beirut Human Rights Film Festival, Beirut
Mostra de València –Cinema del Mediterrani, Spain
“A powerful story of women trying to fight for their freedom and finding hope in the person next to them” Décio Gonçalves- Cineaddiction

“Touching and hopeful.” Décio Gonçalves- Cineaddiction

“Trapped is effective in making you, the audience, feel the entrapment experienced by these women.” Jinal Bhatt- Hauterfly

“Trapped is a powerful, inspiring and radical work that makes one excited to see what Khaled will come up with next.” Peter Sobczynski- The Spool

“With each story, the people who initially feel trapped discover the links of commonality with people of different perspectives and socioeconomic backgrounds.” Jay Weissberg- Variety