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Aswan Film Festival Opens With Award-Winning Film 'Four Daughters'

The film was nominated for the Academy Awards’ Best Documentary, and won Cannes’ prestigious L’Oeil d’Or award.

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Aswan Film Festival Opens With Award-Winning Film 'Four Daughters'

The Aswan International Women’s Film Festival has announced that Tunisia will be the guest of honour for the 2024 edition of the event, which will open with a screening of the award-winning documentary-hybrid ‘Four Daughters’ on April 20th.

Starring Hend Sabry and directed by Kaouther Ben Hania, the film won three awards, including the prestigious L’Oeil d’Or (Golden Eye) at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as being nominated for the Academy Awards’ Best Documentary at the Oscars.

‘Four Daughters’ weaves documentary with fiction, following the story of a Tunisian mother, Olfa Hamrouni (Hend Sabry), whose two daughters disappear and allegedly join a terrorist group. Director Ben Hania challenges documentaries as a medium as she delves deep into the mother’s traumatic experience, and addresses feelings of loss and grief.

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