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After the death of her husband, Lilia's life revolves solely around her teenage daughter, Salma. Whilst looking for Salma late one night, Lilia stumbles upon a belly dance cabaret and though initially reserved and taken aback by the culture of the place, Lilia gets consistently drawn back to it. She befriends one of the belly dancers and is encouraged into dancing for the audience. Lilia also starts a romance with one of the cabaret's musicians, who unbeknown to both of them, is also romancing Salma. Written by
As a 29 year old woman from Tunisia, I am satisfied and even proud of this movie. Here is another Tunisian movie that portrays Tunisian woman as liberated from the traditions, the religion, the social conformism, as opposed to women in some other Arabic/Muslim countries. I am excited to know that this movie has an international success. Hopefully, this will change people's prejudice about the society and the the situation of women in North Africa and the middle East. (by the way, Tunisia is in North Africa, not the middle East).
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