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Closing Film: BARAKAT (EUROPEAN PREMIERE) – Online Watch Party + Live Director Q&A (BSL)
November 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sunday 8 November | 18:00 | BFI Player & FacebookJOIN THE WATCH PARTY
Please join our Online Watch Party. Watch the film with your friends and family on BFI Player at 6pm and then join the Live Director’s Q&A live-streamed (BSL interpreted) at 8pm on our Facebook page. Put your questions to the Director on the Facebook live-stream chat.
Dir. Amy Jephta
South Africa. 2020. 103 mins. Afrikaans, English with English subtitles.
How does a family reconcile with the death of a father? That is the question at the heart of this Afrikaans Muslim film, the first of its kind, to be produced in South Africa. The weight of this question is borne by the matriarch of the family, who not only has to deal with her own feelings of loss, but hold her family together, and rebuild a life for herself. Barakat (the Arabic word for blessings) is a story of love, forgiveness, reconciliation, and acceptance.