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Africa in Motion

A Tale of Love and Desire (in Partnership with Birds Eye View)

Fri 18 November 2022

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Africa in Motion

In collaboration with T A P E and Birds’ Eye View we present a special screening of A Tale Of Love and Desire (Une Histoire d'Amour et de Désir) written and directed by Leyla Bouzid. The screening will be presented with "We Wrote In Symbols" editor Selma Dabbagh. The film follows Ahmed (Sami Outalbali), an 18-year-old French Algerian, who meets Farah, a young Tunisian woman. In their lessons about Arab literature, Ahmed discovers more than just a collection of sensual and erotic Arab literature as he tries to resist the desire he feels for Farah. The film was nominated for Carthage Film Festival's Tanit d'Or award, selected for FESPACO's official competition, vying for the Golden Stallion of Yennenga (Best Film), and Sami Outalbali received a nomination for Most Promising Actor at the César Awards.

This screening is part of T A P E's Found in Translation which is possible with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery in order to bring this project to more audiences across the UK.

Post screening reading and discussion hosted by Myriam Mouflih with We Wrote In Symbols editor Selma Dabbagh.

Post-screening reading and discussion hosted by Myriam Mouflih with We Wrote In Symbols editor Selma Dabbagh.


A TALE OF LOVE & DESIRE will be screened with descriptive subtitles*, and the post-screening conversation and poetry reading will have live-captioning available. If you have any questions about the access provisions for this event, you can contact our Access Consultant at

*Descriptive subtitles, sometimes referred to as SDH (subtitles for Deaf and hard-of-hearing), HoH (hard-of-hearing), and captions, transcribe dialogue (e.g. for English-speaking audiences, both English and any other languages) and relevant aspects of the soundtrack, including music and sound effects, attempting to give viewers an equal experience to those who are able to watch films without descriptive subtitles. Descriptive subtitles would include speech identifiers and descriptive elements such as [door slamming] and [kettle whistling].”

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6:00pm — 8:30pm




Tickets: £5, £8, £10, £12

Booking fee: 10%


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