SILENCES OF THE PALACE, THE
Directed by Moufida Tlatli
Tunisia, 1994 , 127 min.
Sunday Retrospective Series
CFAF’s Top 10 African Films
Alia, a singer in post-colonial Tunisia, looks back at her childhood in the palace of the Beys, the local rulers. Her mother was a servant in the palace that was a virtual prison for the women destined to be “in service.” Alia relives how her mother, the brave and beautiful Khedija, fought in relentless silence to protect and save her from the destiny that her mother had had to suffer.
In Arabic with English subtitles.
Sponsored by EAI Information Systems