International Film Series: Arabic Film "The Silences of the Palace"

October 25, 2017 - 6:00pm
Chandler-Ullmann Auditorium

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and Library and Technical Services presents the fourth film in the International Film Series, a Arabic film entitled The Silences of the Palace.

Wednesday October 25th at 6:00pm

Set in 1960s Tunisia as the country is emerging from the yoke of colonialism, this film focuses on Alia (Ghalia Lacroix), a singer who visits the palace where her mother, Khedija (Amel Hedhili), was once employed. The journey triggers unpleasant recollections about the way her mother was treated by male members of the privileged class. In a series of flashbacks, Alia looks back on her adolescent self (Hend Sabri) and begins to piece together key details about her murky family history.

This event is free and open to the Lehigh Community.

Authentic snacks will be served after the film.