Arab Attraction 0+

Andreas Horvath, Monika Muskala, A 2010, German, English, Arabian / English subtitles , 120 min

Barbara Wally, the former director of the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, has been a public figure known for her pronounced feminist views for decades. A few years before her retirement she fell in love with Alkhadher, a 20 years younger driver from Yemen. She has since become his second wife and a devoted Muslim, which entails praying to Allah five times a day, and wearing a headscarf on many occasions. The film explores this unusual paradigm shift.

The screening will be held with personel presence of leading Czech arabist and islamist, profesor of Charles University, Luboš Kropáček! The discussion will follow the screening. The screening is in partnership with the Austrian Cultural Forum Prague.

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