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Ackland Film Forum, ‘The Blessed’ (Qatar, 2017)
October 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Blessed, directed by Sofia Djama, takes place in Algiers, a few years after the civil war. Amal and Samir have decided to celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary in a restaurant. While on their way, their share their views on Algeria. Amal tells about lost illusions and Samir about the necessity to cope with them. At the same time, their son, Fahim, and his friends, Feriel and Reda, are wandering about in a hostile Algiers about to steal their youth.
The film will be presented with introductory remarks from Juliane Hammer, associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies.
Tickets are free with a UNC One Card or $7. Tickets are available at the Varsity Theatre.
The Ackland Film Forum’s Fall 2019 series Recent Films by Arab Women Filmmakers is organized by the UNC Department of Asian Studies, the UNC Global Cinema Studies program in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, and the Ackland Art Museum. The series is presented in connection with the Ackland’s current exhibition She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World .