Etoiles Du Jour (film)

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Date: 1988

Region: The Middle East

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Film Video


Artist: Oussama Mohammed

Confronting Bodies: Official censors

Dates of Action: 1988

Location: Syria

Description of Artwork: One of the most radical Arab films in its exposure of patriarchal oppression.

The Incident: It has been waiting for four years for an authorization for a national release by the presidency.

Results of Incident: The film was well received abroad, particularly in North Africa.

Source: Le Monde, Dec. 18, 1993