Celebration of the International Day of Peace - Film Screening of "Mariam"

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
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Contact: 
Paulette Forest, p.forest@unesco.org

Within the Framework of the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022) and the International Day of Peace, UNESCO organizes on 22 September 2015 the screening of "Mariam" (2015), a 40 min film directed by Faiza Ambah, Saudi filmmaker. This event will be followed by a discussion and a debate gathering leading experts on cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue, history and psychology as well as young students and researchers along with the filmmaker and the producer.

The short film relates the story of a French teenage girl from Arab origin in search of her identity. It evokes how this young girl, affected by the loss of her mother, decides, against the wishes of her family, to wear the veil on the eve of the adoption of a law banning all religious symbols in public schools.

This, the film deals with issues related to cultural diversity and human rights, and difficulties encountered by young people trying to build a multiple identity during a crucial period of life.

The film “Mariam” was shot in France and its avant-premiere took place in Paris in Spring 2015. The original language is in French with English subtitles.

This event will be followed by a discussion gathering the director, the producer and experts on cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue, history-anthropology, psychology and psychoanalysis.

The screening will be followed by a debate and gather leading researchers, philosophers and experts on cultural and human rights, as well as young students and researchers.

Free access subject to availability. Reservation recommended (p.forest@unesco.org).

Follow the film on Twitter and Instagram: https://twitter.com/MariamLeFilm / @MariamLeFilm