World Premiere

Q&A with Gini Reticker at both screenings

Three courageous women in post-2011 Egypt fight for the original goals of the Arab Spring—“Bread, Freedom and Social Justice” for all. The battles they wage each day reflect the country and its women at an uncertain crossroads. A formerly veiled widow provides guidance for revolutionaries 40 years her junior. A young women’s rights activist demands an end to sexual harassment. A human rights defender from a rural military family is arrested and tortured in 2011, setting off a personal quest for justice that mirrors the trajectory of Egypt’s uprisings. Directed by the Academy Award–nominated Gini Reticker (Pray the Devil Back to Hell, Asylum, and A Decade Under the Influence), The Trials of Spring reveals the vital and under-reported role of women in the region.