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Leyla Bouzid, As I Open my Eyes, 2015

Safar: As I Open My Eyes+ Q&A

17 Sep 2016

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A Q&A with curator Rasha Salti and actress Baya Medhaffar follows the screening.

Farah (Baya Medhaffar) is a young woman at a crossroads, she has to decide whether she wants to pursue her passion for music or fulfil her mother’s wish and enrol in medical school. As I Open my Eyes, focuses on the rarely probed universe of Tunisian youth on the eve of the revolution, pulled in all directions by contradictory forces of disenchantment, fear, defiance, rebellion against dictatorship, rejection of conservatism, creativity and the courage to pursue their desires.

As I Open my Eyes (À Peine J'ouvre Les Yeux), dir. Leyla Bouzid, Tunisia/France/Belgium/United Arab Emirates 2015, 102 mins, Arabic with English subtitles


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