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FILM SCREENINGS

  • The East Wind/The Violent Silence

    1975. Morocco. Moumen Smihi. 90 min.

Friday, November 19, 2010, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building



  • The East Wind/The Violent Silence

    1975. Morocco. Written and directed by Moumen Smihi. With Aïcha Chaïri, Khadija Moujahid, Majdouline Abdelkader Moutaa. This prize-winning first feature of Smihi’s four-decade-long career is set in Tangiers in the mid-1950s, when it was still an international city. Aïsha is coerced by her close-knit circle to resort to witchcraft in order to keep her husband from abandoning her and taking a younger wife. Between sacrifice, tradition, prejudice, and spells, we witness the tragedy of a woman who wants to rebel. In French, Arabic; English subtitles. 90 min.