Today the Academy released its list of films nominated to the Oscars, and we are happy to share the news that Four Daughters has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film!
Kaouther Ben Hania makes history as first Arab woman with two Oscar nominations. Her film The Man Who Sold His Skin was nominated for Best International Feature Film in 2021.
We have been supporting Four Daughters‘s US theatrical release, and it’s great to see Kaouther Ben Hania’s award winning and innovative documentary feature get the recognition it deserves. This is truly one of a kind storytelling experience.
Four Daughters – Tunisia’s submission to the Oscars – is a riveting exploration of rebellion, memory, and sisterhood reconstructs the story of Olfa Hamrouni and her four daughters, unpacking a complex family history through intimate interviews and performance to examine how the Tunisian woman’s two eldest were radicalized by Islamic extremists.
Four Daughters has a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has won multiple awards at festivals all over the world, including L’Oeil d’Or (Best Documentary) at the Cannes Film Festival, and just this month, Best International film at Palm Springs Fest, and Best Director for Kaouther Ben Hania at Cinema Eye Honors.
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Psst: if you are in the mood for some Oscars history, check out The History of Arab Cinema at the Oscars, and our list of Every Arab Film Submitted for the Oscar for Best International Feature Film