She Spoke The Unspeakable

June 15, 2017

The Egyptian author Nawal El Saadawi is a global legend, as outspoken, hilarious and totally un-self-censored at 85 as she ever was, she remains a force of nature. Imagine… visits her at home in Cairo and travels with her to the village where she was born.

A writer of over 50 books and a winner of numerous international awards, she is famed as a pioneer in the fight against female genital mutilation, to which she herself was subjected. In this edition of the programme, she addresses some of the world’s biggest challenges in a surprising and personal way.

‘A timely object lesson in courage, defiance and grace under fire’
Guardian, Pick of the Day

‘fascinating film’ Daily Telegraph

‘a bold and engaging portrait of a remarkable woman’
Sunday Times, Pick of the Day


Producer/Director Jill Nicholls
Cinematography Daniel Meyers
Film Editor Allen Charlton
Presenter and Imagine series editor Alan Yentob