Sat 4 Nov | 19:00 | South London Gallery BOOK NOW
Dir. Selma Baccar
Tunisia. 1976. 60 mins. Arabic with English subtitles.
Fatma 75 is a pioneering film: it is the first non-fiction work by a woman from Tunisia, a feminist essay-film, and the first in a series of powerful films about strong female figures in the country. It was made in the UN International Women’s Year, 1975, and has long been recognised as one of the most important films from North Africa, but has never officially been seen before due to censorship. Now, in collaboration with Quinta Gammarth in Tunis, Fatima 75 has been restored and subtitled. Don’t miss this rare gem.
This screening is part of the UK-wide season Africa’s Lost Classics, revisiting the history of African cinema through a project led by Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival in Scotland and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).