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  • Arab American National Museum 13624 Michigan Ave. Dearborn United States (map)

Dir. Meryem Benm’Barek-Aloisi / 2018 / Morocco, France, Qatar / 80 min. / PG-13

Michigan Premiere

Sofia, 20, lives with her parents in Casablanca. Suffering from pregnancy denial, she finds herself breaking the law by giving birth to a baby out of wedlock. The hospital gives her 24 hours to provide them with the identification papers belonging to the father of the child before informing the authorities.

1 p.m.
Author reading + signing FREE

Prior to the film screening, Huda Al-Marashi reads from her book First Comes Marriage and signs copies available for sale during the event. Al-Marashi will also join a talkback following the film screening.

“Benm’barek’s lean, nuanced script clearly picks apart class hypocrisy within Moroccan society, where the haute bourgeoisie are hellbent on preserving status and their aura of European sophistication no matter the individual consequences.”

- Variety

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