Samia
directed by Philippe Faucon


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Film/Video
AREA PREMIERE
PHILIPPE FAUCON'S SAMIA

FRIDAY,
JANUARY 12, 2001,
9:15 PM

$6 ($4 WALKER MEMBERS)
AUDITORIUM



Samia takes us into the world of a Maghrebian family in Marseilles, France, whose members suffer the external social violence visited on them by racism and unemployment. Cultural violence is perpetrated at home, where the sons see themselves as protectors of their sister Samia's virtue and the parents are imprisoned in a moralistic traditionalism from which there is no escape. Entering adolescence, Samia and her older sister are driven to break the rules and rebel in order to be able to make their own life decisions. Remarkable is the film's portrayal of the mother, who understands her daughter's rebellion and the traditions in which they are both caught. She is a perfect mediator, but the cultural and religious powers are oppressive. The strength of Faucon's film lies in its exquisite cast and the vivid and revealing portrayal of a family living in the Diaspora. 2000, France, in French and Arabic with English subtitles, 70 minutes.