Fatima

KENOSHA — Selected to participate in the Tournées Film Festival, Carthage College will host showings of French movies through Nov. 12 in the Campbell Student Union auditorium on the south end of the Carthage campus, 2001 Alford Park Drive.

The Tournées Film Festival, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, occurs on selected college campuses around the United States. Only three institutions in Wisconsin and Illinois were chosen. Reflecting the diversity of French films, the festival lets participants experience French culture with a wider lens.

The series continues with “Fatima” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, and 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. Fatima is a middle-aged, divorced Algerian woman living in a French suburb, cleaning houses and offices from dawn until dusk to provide her daughters with a better future. A workplace accident allows Fatima to pay attention to her needs, while she discovers the powerful way of expressing them through poetry.

The remaining schedule:

  • Oct. 28-29 — “Diplomatie” (“Diplomacy”)
  • Nov. 4-5 — “Bandes des filles” (“Girlhood”)
  • Nov. 10, 12 — “Bande à part” (“Band of Outsiders”)

English subtitles will be available, and a discussion will follow each film. Admission is $3 and only cash will be accepted.

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