Nawal El Saadawi is a well-known writer, feminist and psychiatric doctor. The documentary charts the most important stages in the life of this extraordinary woman – a woman who risked her life for her convictions more than once, a woman who never gave up her mission despite death threats from fundamentalists and unspeakable conditions at the women’s prison under President Sadat. Nawal El Saadawi’s biography encompasses more than eight decades of contemporary Egyptian history as experienced from a female perspective. Original quotations from Nawal El Saadawi’s autobiographical works do not only highlight her own striking biography that has outlived so many social and political ruptures. They indicate also that it is not just a matter of one woman’s life. This is the reality of life as experienced by millions of women under masculine authority – from King Farouk to Nasser, from Sadat and Mubarak to Mohammed Morsi, and finally the current military regime.