LES ÉPOUVANTAILS (THE SCARECROWS)
FILMFORUM IM MUSEUM LUDWIG
The film portrays the destiny of two young women that were sent to join IS and return traumatised to Tunisia from the IS front in Syria. They receive little support from the Tunisian government, and just as little from their Islamist friends who sent them in the first place. Only the lawyer Nadia and the doctor Dora offer them any help in their attempts to reintegrate into normal life.
Director Nouri Bouzid: ‘I wanted to bear witness to the dark era of the Islamist regime. I wanted to break the silence that surrounds the lonely victims and lift the veil that lies over this time period... This film is an outcry against forgetting.’
In cooperation with Friedensbildungswerk Köln
LES ÉPOUVANTAILS (THE SCARECROWS) Direction: Nouri Bouzid, DCP, OF m. engl. UT, 98 min