The British Film Institute, in partnership with the London Feminist Film Festival present the 30th anniversary screening of classic film Sama.
Sabra refuses to be reduced to a traditional domestic role in mid-1980s Tunisian society. With the reluctant support of her mother, she seeks an education, while facing intense pressure and scrutiny from the male-dominated community. Based on director Néjia Ben Mabrouk’s own experiences growing up, Sama deals with the mundane, everyday oppressions facing women in Tunisia and the prejudice and petty misogyny, while exploring the world of female relationships, their rituals, intimacies and superstitions.
This important drama deals with the everyday oppressions facing women in Tunisia, while exploring female relationships.