Screening As I Open My Eyes
As I Open My Eyes (À peine j’ouvre les yeux) Leyla Bouzid, 2015, 102 min. Arabic with English subtitles
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As I Open My Eyes depicts the clash between culture and family as seen through the eyes of a young Tunisian woman balancing the traditional expectations of her family with her creative life as the singer in a politically charged rock band. Director Leyla Bouzid’s musical feature debut offers a nuanced portrait of the individual implications of the incipient Arab Spring.
To watch the trailer, please click here.
An in person screening will be held on Thursday, March 3 at 8 PM (East Gallery, Maison Française) and open to those with a Columbia ID. RSVP here.
Director Leyla Bouzid will join Professor Madeleine Dobie in a masterclass and discussion about this film on Friday, March 4, from 1:00-2:00 pm EST. To register for this in person event, please click here. You can also follow the discussion live on Facebook.
This screening and masterclass are co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française, Unifrance and Albertine Cinémathèque.