CinemaNA: Three Films by Jocelyne Saab
Date(s) - 11/08/2021
by The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi
About this event
Join us for a live chat with Dr. Mathilde Rouxel
This ticket includes:
- Access to the three films from November 3rd until November 10th, 2021
- Access to the live conversation with the Dr. Mathilde Rouxel and Dr. Dalia Mostafa on November 8th 2021.
- Please note there are age advisories for the films.
- The film Beirut My City/Beyrouth Ma Ville is only available to viewers within the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
About: A live conversation with Dr. Mathilde Rouxel on Jocelyne Saab’s films. Before the conversation, we invite you to watch three of Saab’s films.
Dr. Mathilde Rouxel, researcher at the New Sorbonne University, and an independent curator, specializing in Arab cinema, will lead the conversation.
This ongoing series showcases groundbreaking films alongside discussions with the filmmakers and faculty. Each set of screenings will be available for on-demand viewing on our website, followed by a Q&A with the creatives behind the films.
Before the conversation, we invite you to watch:
Dunia, Kiss Me Not On The Eyes (Age Advisory: 18+)
A meditation on female desire, often a taboo subject, especially in the Egyptian society where the film takes place. Driven by the powerful eroticism of Arab poetry and music, the film talks about love and desire, through the experience of a young woman traditionally and strictly educated. The film leads to the trauma provoked by female genital mutilation (which, according to UNICEF, Amnesty International and PNUD reports, affected 97% of women in Egypt in 2003).
Beirut, My City / Beyrouth Ma Ville (Age Advisory: 16+: Contains graphic images of War) – Only available to viewers within the UAE.
In July, 1982, the Israeli army laid siege to Beirut. Four years earlier, Jocelyne Saab saw her 150-year old childhood home go up in flames. She asked herself: when did all this begin? Every place becomes a historical site and every name, a memory.
The Lady of Saigon / La dame de Saigon (Age Advisory: 16+)
A portrait of Dr. Hoa, an extraordinary woman who was a minister in the South Vietnamese revolutionary government. Her life is a battle, and that battle is a pleasure. During the war she was at times imprisoned, and at times a member of the resistance. She tells Jocelyne Saab about her experiences.