Mounia Meddour, France | Algeria, 2019, 106 min, in French and Arabic with English subtitles
Nominated, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival; Winner, Best Arab Film, El Gouna International Film Festival; Algeria entry for Oscars 2020
Canadian Premiere


Saturday, 2 November 2019, 3:00 PM, Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario

Algiers, 1997. The country is in the hands of terrorist groups, seeking to establish an archaic state. Women are particularly affected and oppressed by religious extremists who seek to take control of their bodies and control their passage through the public space. While a frenzied hunt for women unveiled is launched, Nedjma, a young student passionate about fashion, is determined to federate the girls of her campus to organize a fashion show braving all the forbidden.