IBN BENOOT (VIRGIN MALE)

MINA MAGDY | 9 MIN | EGYPT,  UNITED KINGDOM | 2015

Ibn Benoot is a black comedy fantasia imaging a world in which women are dominant over men and controls his destiny and choices.   This film shows a family in which the mother controls the father and the son (Adam), discriminate in treating him compared to his sisters, wants to forbid him from finishing school, from playing, all of this because he is a male, in a feminine society.   Moreover, Adam also faces sexual harassments from women in the street. His Mother forces him to marry against his will, then his fiancée oblige him to stop working after their marriage.   Treating the opposite with opposite theory is mainly used in this film to spotlight women problems and rights in the Arab streets.   "The film is aimed more at men and is telling them to wake up. I wanted to shock men into realizing that if the things happening to women were happening to men, they wouldn't be able to bear it."