Back to All Events

Weldi

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

Dir. Mohamed Ben Attia / 2018 / Tunisia, Belgium, France, Qatar / 100 min. / PG 13 – Explicit Language, Sensitive Subject Matter

Michigan Premiere

Riadh is about to retire from his work as a forklift operator at the port of Tunis. The life he shares with his wife Nazli revolves around their only son, who is preparing for his high school exams. The boy’s repeated migraine attacks are a cause of much worry to his parents. But just as they finally seem to be getting better, he disappears without a trace.

Immediately following the screening of Weldi, we will be joined by director Mohamed Ben Attia via SKYPE for an intimate talkback.

“Dear Son finally moves beyond tragedy and becomes a quietly absorbing tribute to the power of human resilience.”

- Hollywood Reporter