AFMI is proud to co present a one-time screening of Papicha at the Roxie in San Francisco.
Set in Algiers during the “Black Decade” of the 1990s, Papicha follows Nedjima, an 18-year-old university student and feisty fashionista who refuses to let the Algerian Civil War strip away her personal freedoms… or tell her what to wear! But when Islamist insurgents amp up the violence, events turn tragic, and their extremist stranglehold tightens around her world, Nedjima revolts and launches a feminist revolution the only way she knows how — by putting on an emphatic, in-your-face fashion show.
Directed by Mounia Meddour. Written by Mounia Meddour, Fadette Drouard. France/Algeria/Qatar/Belgium. 2019. Drama. 105 min. In French with English subtitles.