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First Aswan international film festival supports women, boosts tourism

A women's international film festival in Aswan put Upper Egypt and ordinary women in the spotlight.

For a period of six days, the ancient city of Aswan — a tourist hotspot in Upper Egypt — hosted the first Aswan International Woman Film Festival (AIWFF), showcasing various films that tackled women's issues from different parts of the world, as it aimed to support women and ensure their voices were heard.

Not only was this an artistic event, but the festival's organizers also sought to contribute to society by creating volunteer opportunities for Upper Egyptian women, raise awareness against gender-based violence and boost tourism.

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