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NIGHT + LINGUI, THE SACRED BONDS
Thursday, September 29, 7:00pm
NIGHT (2021, DCP, short, 16m, Arabic w/English subtitles) dir. Ahmed Saleh w/Hiam Abbas, Rafia H. Oraidi, Salma Saleh. Germany, Qatar, Palestine, Jordan. The dust of war keeps the eyes sleepless. Night brings peace and sleep to most people in the broken town. But the eyes of a mother of a missing child stay open. Night must trick her into sleeping in order to save her soul.
LINGUI, THE SACRED BONDS (2021, DCP, narrative, 88m, French and Arabic w/English subtitles) dir. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun w/Achouackh Abakar, Rihane Khalil Alio. Chad, France. On the outskirts of Chad’s capital city, determined single mother Amina works tirelessly to provide for herself and her fifteen-year-old daughter, Maria. When Amina discovers Maria is pregnant and does not want a child, the two women begin to seek out an abortion, condemned by both religion and law.
CW: Suggestions of sexual violence and rape.
THU 7:00 $10