Upcoming Film: Daughter of Keltoum

What: “Daughter of Keltoum”

Where: Birge Hall, Room B-302

When: Tuesday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m.

This Tuesday, the Center for Middle East Studies will screen the final movie of its fall film series. “Daughter of Keltoum” follows the story of a young Swiss woman who travels to her birthplace–an isolated settlement in the mountainous desert of Algeria–to find the biological mother she has never known. Her journey leads to a culture virtually untouched by contemporary society, one that still places great value on tribal structure and strict religious codes of conduct.

The film was an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, and an award-winner at the Milan Festival of African Cinema.