March 22, 2018
Hamilton & High Streets
College Hill, Easton, PA
Writer-director Philippe Faucon’s long-running project of making films about those members of the French population traditionally left off-screen reaches a state of grace in Fatima, perfectly balancing sharp observation of the realities of the immigrant experience with an inspiring story of individual resilience. Fatima is a middle-aged, divorced Algerian woman, cleaning houses and offices from dawn to dusk to provide her teenage daughters with a better future. It takes a workplace accident for Fatima to finally pay attention to her own needs and discover a powerful means of expressing them through poetry.
Admission is free.
Part of Foreign Languages & Literatures’ Tournées Film Festival.