12 p.m. PST 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.
Immediately following the screening will be a talkback with guests TBA.
Content Warning: 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