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This edition: Masquerades

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Episode Details

(2008/Algeria, 92 min., color, drama, in Arabic with English subtitles) Dir.: Lyes Salem. Cast: Lyes Salem, Sarah Reguieg, Mohamed Bouchaib, Rym Takoucht. After working for much of his life as a gardener in his dusty Algerian village, Mounir dreams of improving his family's fortune and gaining a measure of respect by marrying off his narcoleptic sister, Rym, to a "real gentleman." However, Rym has other plans - she dreams of marrying Mounir's best friend, Khliffa, who has secretly courted her for years. When Mounir lashes out at village gossip with a fib that he has promised Rym to a wealthy outsider, she comes out of her sleepy stupor to embrace the rumor and press her real betrothed into action. Discussion guest: Christopher Stone, Hunter College/CUNY.

Guest List

Christopher Stone Hunter College/CUNY