High Falls Women in Film


Screening & Discussion

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 | 7:30pm

Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)
Doors at 7:00pm

Standard ticket prices
Tickets available online in advance, or at the door.


Years after leaving her Palestinian village to pursue an acting career in France, Hiam Abbass (Succession) returns home with her daughter, in this intimate documentary about four generations of women and their shared legacy of separation.

Braiding together old and new family records with pre-1948 archival material, including poetry and personal narrative, filmmaker Lina Soualem — in a trenchant and assured follow-up to her feature debut Their Algeria — tells a meditative story about four generations of women working hard to mend the seams of multiple separations, forced and chosen.

Not Rated | 1 hr 22 mins | Documentary | 2023
France, Belgium, Qatar, Palestine
In French and Arabic, with English subtitles

Directed by Lina Soualem


Discussion Participants

Eric Grode

Lina Soualem (co-writer/director), a French-Palestinian-Algerian filmmaker and actress, was born and is based in Paris. After completing her studies in History and Political Science at La Sorbonne University, she worked as a programmer for the International Human Rights Film Festival in Buenos Aires. Soualem’s debut feature documentary, “Their Algeria,” premiered at the Visions du Réel International Film Festival in 2020, and went on to win numerous awards. She is currently engaged in writing for fiction, documentaries, and TV series.

Eric Grode

Moderator: Yasmina Tawil is a film programmer & curator living in Brooklyn, NY. She is the Director of Film Programming at the Arab Film and Media Institute and holds a degree in Film & Television from Boston University. Yasmina’s love of film is closely tied to her passion for art and activism and she strives to bring diversity to cinema.

About the series

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High Falls Women in Film

The High Falls Women in Film Series focuses on storytelling from a women’s perspective, mixing emerging and established female talent behind — and in front of — the lens, and highlighting films from a variety of genres and styles. Read more