25th Cascade Festival of African Films


Directed by Moufida Tlatli

Tunisia, 1994 , 127 min.

Sunday Retrospective Series

CFAF’s Top 10 African Films

Alia, a singer in post-colonial Tunisia, looks back at her childhood in the palace of the Beys, the local rulers. Her mother was a servant in the palace that was a virtual prison for the women destined to be “in service.” Alia relives how her mother, the brave and beautiful Khedija, fought in relentless silence to protect and save her from the destiny that her mother had had to suffer.

In Arabic with English subtitles.

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