ArtMattan Films will release the documentary She Had A Dream by Tunisian filmmaker Raja Amari in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, December 3, 2021
She Had A Dream world premiered at IDFA 2020, and went to play at multiple prestigious international film festivals, including 2020 Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival; 2021 CPH:DOX; 2021 African Diaspora International Film Festival and 2021 Zurich Film Festival.
In the film, Ghofrane Binous, 25, is a young Black Tunisian woman. A committed activist who speaks her mind, she embodies Tunisia’s current political upheaval. As a victim of racial discrimination, Ghofrane decides to go into politics.
We follow her extraordinary path, ranging from acting on her ambition to disillusion. Through her attempts to persuade both close friends and complete strangers to vote for her, her campaign reveals the many faces of a country seeking to forge a new identity.
In its own unique way, this documentary sheds light on women’s place in Tunisia’s changing society.
Watch the trailer for She Had A Dream.
Raja Amari was born in Tunis, Tunisia. After receiving a Masters in French Literature from the University of Tunis, she graduated from La FEMIS, the French school for cinematic studies. Her first feature film «Red Satin» (2002), premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, won numerous awards and was acclaimed by the public and the press. Her second film «Buried Secrets», was presented in Official selection, at the 66th Venice Film Festival. It was screened at the MoMA, the African Diaspora International Film Festival and at various other Film Festivals in the world. In 2014, she directed «Tunisian Spring», a TV film for Arte Télévision. Her film «Foreign Body» had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2016 and its US Premiere at the African Diaspora International Film Festival in 2017. Raja Amari became member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2019. “She Had a Dream”, her latest TV film for Arte Television, had its world premiere at IDFA 2020.