Monday, May 23, 2022
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You Resemble Me also screens digitally nationwide between May 20 – 26 on HRWFF’s digital streaming platform. Watch here.
May 23: Q&A with Director Dina Amer, Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program Co-Director Faiza Patel, HRW Associate Director of Crisis and Conflict Letta Tayler. Moderated by John Sifton, HRW
May 25: Q&A with Director Dina Amer, Professor of Law and Founding Director of CLEAR at the City University of New York Ramzi Kassem, and Associate Director, Crisis and Conflict, HRW, Letta Tayler.
Who was Hasna Aït Boulahcen? After the November 2015 Paris bombings, she was labelled “Europe’s first female suicide bomber.” Journalists swarmed to her story, trying to extract details about the mysterious young woman who lived on the outskirts of Paris. In this drama, executive-produced by Spike Lee, Spike Jonze, Riz Ahmed and Alma Har’el, director, Dina Amer, pieces together Hasna’s story from over 300 hours of interviews, from a little girl protecting her younger sister from an abusive home to a young woman who finds herself trying her best to survive on the streets. This nuanced drama shows what happens when society fails to protect a child, and how discrimination, poverty, and abuse facing young people can allow radicalization to plant roots and grow, with devastating impact on the wider community.
“A very compelling depiction of how radicalization happens.”
—Sara Kayyali, Syria Researcher, Human Rights Watch
“The film is an invitation to look before and behind the headlines, not for absolute truths or permanent answers, but an insistence on lifting the veils and beginning the conversations that conceal our shared humanity.”
—Dina Amer, Director, You Resemble Me
All cinemas are wheelchair accessible. Fully subtitled in English. Closed Captions and Audio Description available in English in-person and online. Assistive listening devices available for all screenings. Please visit individual venue websites or contact individual box offices for details and note that equipment is subject to availability. Post-screening discussions will offer CART (live transcription).