“A peine j’ouvre les yeux” (“As I Open my Eyes”)

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Date(s) - Thursday, September 7, 2017
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Decker Auditorium, McDaniel College


Directed by Leyla Bouzid, this music-filled, French-Tunisian feature is set in Tunis during the summer of 2010, a few months before the Arab Spring revolution. The film depicts the clash between culture and family as seen through the eyes of a young Tunisian woman balancing the traditional expectations of her family with her creative life, as the singer in a politically charged rock band. (2016, 102 minutes, not rated) Post-screening discussion led by Mohamed Esa, professor of world languages, literatures and culture. Part of the FACE Tournées French Film Festival.