Salvation Army

Friday February 27th | HRC Equality Center | Screening at 7:00 PM and 9:15pm
Presenting Sponsors: Human Rights Campaign

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Adapting his autobiographical novel, director Abdellah Taïa tells the story of a gay Moroccan boy finding self-realization and personal strength within a society that shuns him. Homosexuality, however, is not the only difficulty confronting Abdellah (the main character shares the same name as the filmmaker)—his father abuses his mom, he feels an attraction for his older brother Slimane and older men in the neighborhood prey on him for their frustrated sexual needs. Needing to escape the tensions in his environment, the restless teen goes on a road trip to the coast with Slimane. When the two are separated and Abdellah must depend on his own resources, it raises the possibility of a journey even farther from home and toward the European university education for which he longs. Telling the story through two different time periods and locales, Taïa employs long, expressive takes (the film is shot by the brilliant Agnès Godard) that rely more on visual expression than dialogic.Salvation Army is not only brave for tackling taboo issues within Moroccan society and finding new ways to represent the queer Arab experience, it is also a compelling cinematic debut from someone whose prior work has been exclusively in prose.

WHEN
February 27, 2015 at 7pm - 10:30pm
WHERE
Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW
CONTACT
Kimberley Bush · · 202 682-2245
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commented 2016-01-12 07:32:34 -0500 · Flag
Amazing film! Most of all I like how two time lines interact with each other. It is impressive to realize how different is life at European and how university education and life influences one’s choices. I personally considered entering one of the European nursing schools but unfortunately even though my grades were great I found information on the admission essays too late: http://nursingcollegeprograms.doodlekit.com/home/nursing-school-admission-essay when I was already accepted to the U.S. college.
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