HRAFF Westside - The Man Who Sold His Skin

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As part of Council's Festival City program, the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival presents the Melbourne premiere screening of the first Tunisian film to be nominated for an Oscar, The Man Who Sold His Skin.

The film takes place in the elite galleries of Belgium’s artworld  where a Syrian refugee is contracted to have his back tattooed by a famous artist. As its title suggests, for the chance  to travel to Europe and win back the love of his life, Sam Ali gives his body to art. It may sound far-fetched, but director Kaouther Ben Hania connects his story with real-life events,  delivering a biting satire of the art world in the process. Hania tells Ali’s story with an eye for both irony and sincerity, using all means available to communicate the dehumanisation faced by refugees on a daily basis. 

Screening includes an introduction and unique youth performance by Western Edge before the film. 

About the film

Director:
Kaouther Ben Hania
Country:
Tunisia, France, Belgium, Sweden, Germany
Year:
2020
Duration:
104 minutes
Language:
Arabic, English, French with English Subtitles
Genre:
Narrative
Rating:
MA15+

 

For further information visit the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival website.

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When

  • Tuesday, 03 May 2022 | 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM

Location

The Sun Theatre, 8 Ballarat St, Yarraville 3013  View Map

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