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Zizou (New York Premiere)
May 8, 4:30 pm
Director: Férid Boughedir
Running Time: 99 min.
Language: Arabic and French with English subtitles
In Boughedir’s tale of an unlikely hero, young college graduate Aziz, nicknamed “Zizou,” leaves his village on the border of Sahara for the capital in quest of a job. After he becomes a satellite-dish installer, interacting with people from all walks of life, he falls madly in love with a young woman who has ties to a mafia group working closely with the governmental regime. His quest to set her free becomes his reason for living, and he proceeds unconsciously into the growing tide of a revolution about to wash over Tunisia
Co-presented with Alwan for the Arts.
Also screening Saturday, May 6, 3:45pm (Q&A with Férid Boughedir)