3 p.m. EDT Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020
Arab Film Series Online: Beauty and the Dogs (2017) dir. Kaouther Ben Hania
Free with RSVP/suggested donation; 100% of the donations raised will support ACCESS’ Domestic Violence program
Employing impressive cinematic techniques and anchored by a tour-de-force performance from Mariam Al Ferjani, Beauty and the Dogs presents a gripping moral conundrum surrounding two young Tunisians. When Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, is raped after leaving a party, she is propelled into a harrowing night in which she must fight for her rights and her dignity. Based on a true story, Beauty and the Dogs tells an urgent, unapologetic and important story head-on.
Following the screening, we are pleased to have the voices and perspectives of attorney Zena Ozeir and therapist Zeinab Raishouni, who both work with survivors of domestic violence. The talkback will be moderated by Jenifer Perteet, who also works with survivors of domestic violence and empowerment programs. We are honored to have these voices from the ACCESS Community Health & Research Center to help us unpack the film and how it relates to the work they do on a daily basis.
Please be advised that this program contains sensitive subject matter related to the discussion of sexual violence and mental and emotional abuse, that may be triggering to some.
2017 / 100 minutes / Rated R for Adult References, Explicit Language and Sensitive Subject Matter / Drama / Arabic with English Subtitles
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