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Dreams Within Reach

Egypt (MIFF 1984)

Director: Atiat El-Abnoudi

Om Said got married at the age of 16. Now she has eight children. She has never left her village. She cannot read or write. Nevertheless, all important decisions for the family are taken by her.

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