Cinema and Representation
Other Views, Other Experiences
By Albert Ohayon and Marc St-Pierre, NFB Collection AnalystsÂ
Born in Chile and living in Canada since 1973, MarilĂş Mallet has made documentaries, fiction films and docudramas. Among her best-known works are Journal inachevĂ©, awardwinner at Biarritz, ChĂ¨re AmĂ©rique, awardwinner at Cannes, and La cueca sola, which won many prestigious prizes in Canada and abroad.
1998, director: Najwa Tlili
In this excerpt the filmmaker records a family and a few friends discussing the matter of the daughter dating outside of their cultural group. The filmmaker has chosen to film this exchange in a very intimate setting, a family living room, where the participants can express themselves freely. You sense that the participants are comfortable having the filmmaker present as she is a member of their cultural group.
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