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Moufida Tlatli

Country Tunisia
Category Cinema
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A Tunisian film director born in 1947, she is the first Arab female filmmaker and her debut feature, The Silences of the Palace, released in 1994, received critical acclaim and won several awards: Cannes Film Festival’s Golden Camera, the Golden Tanit of Carthage, British Film Institute Awards’ Sutherland Trophy, Toronto Film Festival’s International Critics’ Award and Istanbul International Film Festival’s Golden Tulip. After studying cinema in France, she returned to Tunisia where she worked as a film editor for a variety of Tunisian films.  Her second film, The Season of Men, was screened in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. Following the downfall of president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, she was appointed Minister of Culture in the provisional government.

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