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<em>Sun of the Hyenas</em>. 1977. Tunisia. Directed by Ridha Béhi. Courtesy Willem Thijssen
  • Sun of the Hyenas

    1977. Tunisia. Ridha Béhi. 100 min.

New York premiere

Saturday, November 3, 2012, 1:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Sun of the Hyenas

    1977. Tunisia. Directed by Ridha Béhi. With Mahmoud Morsi, Habachi, Larbi Doghmi, Ahmed Snoussi, Hélène Catzaras. With each passing year, the visionary virtues of Sun of the Hyenas become more apparent. Béhi's first feature, an eloquently scathing account of the ravages of the international tourism industry on quaint and modest beachfront villages in the developing world, was an exemplar of audacity and courage, made at a time when Tunisia’s economic growth was predicated to a large extent on international investment in its tourism sector. Featuring exacting direction and compelling cinematography that belie its humble means, Sun of the Hyenas is destined to become a classic of post-colonial studies. In Arabic; English subtitles. 100 min.