Fatma Riahi tracks down three girls she knew as a child. Their Bosnian mother has left the family, the three teenage sisters now live with their father Tawfik, who was imprisoned as a jihadist.

The torn family becomes a reflection of the values at stake in contemporary Tunisia. Riahi confronts the patriarchal Tawfik with the need to change for the sake of his daughters.

Category

Doc

Year of Production

2018

Country

Tunisia/Qatar

Duration

90′

Language

Arab/e

Show Times
  • Friday 20/11/2020 – 6:00 pm

  • Saturday 21/11/2020 – 2:30 pm

Directed by
Fatma Riahi

Fatma Riahi studied cinema and television in Tunisia. Having made several short docs, she joined Al Jazeera Channel. «A Haunted Past» is her first feature-length film.

Screenplay: Fatma Riahi

Cinematography: Hatem Nachi

Editing: Najwa Khechemi