You Resemble Me
New York audiences can join us in person at the HRW Film Festival.
Monday May 23, 9:00 PM, Film at Lincoln Center, Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Wednesday May 25, 6:15 PM, Film at Lincoln Center, Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
You Resemble Me is in French and Arabic and fully subtitled in English. This film also offers Closed Captioning in English. Please click the ‘CC’ button on the bottom right of the player to activate subtitles. Audio Described version of this film is available by purchasing the version titled: “Audio Described Version: You Resemble Me” on this festival platform (HERE)
Who was Hasna Aït Boulahcen? After the November 2015 Paris bombings, she was labelled “Europe’s first female suicide bomber.” Journalists swarmed around 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 radicalisation to plant roots and grow, with devastating impact on the wider community.
“A very compelling depiction of how radicalisation 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
Official Selection, Venice Film Festival, 2021
Ticket purchase includes access to pre-recorded film talk with filmmaker Dina Amer and Letta Tayler, Associate Director, Crisis and Conflict, Human Rights Watch. Moderated by Ariel Ottey, Human Rights Watch Film Festival Associate.
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