Sejnane (Tunisia: 1974)


Abdellatif Ben Ammar

Cast list

Bchira Cherif

Abdellatif Hamrouni

Nourreddine Mahfoudh


Editor - Moufida Tlatli

Writer - Abdellatif Ben Ammar


Kemal is a young man who works in a printing shop. There he falls in love with Anissa, who is bequeathed to another man. Ever since the murder of his father, Kemal has questioned the political situation in Tunisia. Now his life is divided into two spheres: a secret and dangerous love life, and a radical political commitment that could also get him into trouble.

Academic Articles:

Armes, Roy. “Cinemas of the Maghreb.” Black Camera 1.1 (2009): 14.JSTOR. Web. 28 Nov. 2015. <>.

Hennebelle, Guy. “Arab Cinema.” Middle East Research and Information Project 52 (1976): 12. JSTOR. Web. 28 Nov. 2015. <>.

Bennett, Guy, and Abdelwahab, Meddeb. “The Icon and The Letter: “Fragments by Way of Prolegomena for An Arabo-Islamic Esthetic Archeology of Cinema” Discource 21.1 (1999): 35, 40, 45. JSTOR. Web. 28 Nov. 2015. <>.

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