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Arab Film Series at AANM: Flesh Out

By: | posted on: Dec 5, 2019

Date(s) - 12/05/2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Arab American National Museum


7-10 USD
Contact Person:

(313) 582-2266
Arab American National Museum, University of Michigan Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Cinema Lamont, Center for Arab American Studies


Emerging from the Arab Film Festival, the Arab Film Series @ AANM is a collaborative effort between Cinema Lamont and the Arab American National Museum (AANM). The series brings a wide range of new and classic films by Arab and Arab American filmmakers to the doorstep of metro Detroit, uniting community members through film, dialogue and activism. This season’s film series highlights films and programs from Northern Africa.


Flesh Out
7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019
Aliya Hassan Auditorium @ AANM

$7 AANM Members / $8 Students/Seniors / $10 General Public

In keeping with the traditions of her Mauritanian home, the announcement of Verida’s impending arranged marriage brings with it the beginning of gavage—the ritual of over-eating in order to attain a fuller figure more desirable to her future husband. As the obedient daughter of two loving parents, Verida at first accepts the intense physical strain of gavage with little resistance. But as the ritual’s requirements become increasingly all-consuming, Verida feels her resistance to the intense expectations of both her mother and culture push toward a breaking point.

Light refreshments will following the screening.

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