A Weekend Celebration of Tunisia

Friday, December 6 & Saturday, December 7, 2019

Celebrate the holiday season with a Tunisian-themed weekend at FIAF. Join us for a performance, film screenings, a pop-up shop showcasing exciting Tunisian brands and books, and fun activities for kids.

Live Performance

Juliette Deschamps
The Tragedy of Dido

Narrated by actress Judith Godrèche

US Premiere

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Narrated by actress Judith Godrèche
Introduced by Prof. Judith P. Hallett
Post-Performance Talk with Juliette Deschamps

Mixing captivating video projection, live jazz music, and powerful storytelling, the US premiere of The Tragedy of Dido created by French videographer Juliette Deschamps paints an extraordinary portrait of Queen Dido, the legendary founder of Carthage. The sensory and aesthetic performance will feature storytelling and music inspired by North African melodies performed by pianist Paul Lay.

Pop-Up

TUNISIAN SOUK
Holiday Pop-Up Market

Curated by Pauline Eveillard of SOUKRA

Friday, December 6, 2019
Shopping 4–7:30pm
Wine & Kemia Reception 6–7:30pm

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Shopping & Activities 10am–7pm

FIAF Skyroom

Shop and discover leading and emerging Tunisian brands, designers, and artisans, showcased in a one-of-a-kind pop-up at FIAF. Just in time for the holidays!

Fun for Kids

Tunisian Cooking Workshops
for Kids

Saturday, December 7, 2019
11:30am & 1:15pm

FIAF Skyroom

Bring the kids to FIAF for fun holiday cooking workshops where they will learn to make the famous Tunisian sweet Kaber Ellouz. Workshops are for ages 5–10 and will be led in English. Kids will take home the treats they make.

Tunisian Cinema

Beauty and the Dogs

La Belle et la Meute

Saturday, December 7, 2019
4pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

When a young Tunisian woman—a tour-de-force performance from newcomer Mariam Al Ferjani—is raped by police officers after leaving a party she is propelled into a harrowing night in which she must fight for her rights even though justice lies on the side of her tormentors. Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania, the film is a striking critique on a repressive society and a forcefully feminist rallying cry.

Tunisian Cinema

Dear Son

Weldi

NY Premiere

Saturday, December 7, 2019
7pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Post-screening Q&A with Mohamed Ben Attia

Director Mohamed Ben Attia explores generational gulfs and fraying family ties in contemporary Tunisia in this deeply moving drama about a father searching for his missing son.