Tuesday, October 22 at 9:00 PM at the Michigan.
The Blair Witch Project meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, seasoned with a dash of political satire. College students seek out a legendary lost village while filming a documentary for a class project. Jump scares, cannibalism, an ageless creature in red who might be a nod to Don’t Look Now, and man’s inhumanity to man – along with a mysterious, much-discussed ending. In Arabic and French with English subtitles.
Dir: Abdelhamid Bouchnak
Tunis. 2018. 113 mins. Part of Halaloween: A Muslim Horror Film Fest.
Co-sponsored by The Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum & The Department of Middle Eastern Studies.
The Global Islamic Studies Center aims to promote the understanding of global Islamic culture and Muslim societies worldwide. This year we launch our first ever Muslim horror film fest. Halaloween asks: What scares Muslim audiences? How do horror movies conceived for a Muslim public transform the familiar tropes that Hollywood and Hammer horror taught us? How do Muslim directors of horror movies use the genre to investigate gender and family tensions, social injustice and political oppression, demographic change and social unrest? Are horror movies halal (permissible in Islamic law)? Why so many jinn – and where are the Muslim zombies? Use the hashtag #Halaloween to follow and discuss!
For more information, visit https://ii.umich.edu/islamicstudies