Nadi Cinema Screening: As I Open My Eyes (Tunisia 2015)
Date(s) - 10/23/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hembree Auditorium (AFLS 107E)
- Arab Culture
- Arab Women
- Arab World
- Arabic Language
King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Arkansas
Wednesday, October 23 – As I Open My Eyes (Tunisia 2015, directed by Leyla Bouzid)
Tunis on the brink of revolution – Farah and her techno band push the boundaries of what is permissible in a police state. Are they courageous or naïve? Are her parents, once youthful rebels, pillars of support – or part of the problem? (Arabic w/ English subtitles – 122 minutes)
About Nadi Cinema:
From Turkey to Palestine, Iran to India, Nadi Cinema introduces viewers to the storytelling and vision of filmmakers across North Africa and the Middle East. All films — classics, cult favorites, recent hits, comedies, tragedies, political thrillers, social commentaries, and romances, in black-white and living color — are subtitled in English.
This semester Nadi Cinema is partnering with Mohja Kahf’s course on Arab Women Writers, examining the films in the Fall line-up by defining directing as writing. All films selected for screening are directed by women, some veteran some new, and some of these directors have penned the screenplays. For our final film we leave the Arab world and head to South Asia for a brief comparison. Bring a friend and stay for the discussion afterward!
The series is hosted by Joel Gordon, a professor in the Department of History at the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.
All screenings are free and open to the public, and take place at 7 p.m. in the Hembree Auditorium, room 107E in the Agricultural Food and Life Science building (AFLS), next to the Pat Walker Health Center on Maple Street. Metered parking is available nearby at the Garland Avenue Parking Garage.
For film trailers and more information, visit the Nadi Cinema webpage and follow the King Fahd Center on Facebook and Twitter.