Beneath her eyes: a history of North African women in film

“Gillo Pontecorvo’s revolutionary classic The Battle of Algiers ends with an image so emblematic to the comprehension of the Algerian woman, through its powerful homage to her legacy in her society. As with many films from the postcolonial era of North Africa, there’s an intriguing array of female characters, whose journeys towards both personal and social emancipation remain timeless. In light of their reflections as cinematic figures (evoking multiple images of an authentic social discourse) I felt compelled to revisit notable classic and contemporary portrayals, as their spirits may even arouse our own…”


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