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VCUarts Faculty Lecture Series: Honoring the Feminine

November 9, 2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm free

Honoring the Feminine: A Short Screening of AFRI

Yossera Bouchtia, Assistant Professor of Cinema

November 9, 5:30pm-6:30pm

This event in the lecture series will include a short screening of Bouchtia’s film AFRI, followed by a Q&A discussion.

AFRI Synopsis: When a rare natural occurrence overtakes a mythical desert village, a sister is forced to search for her ostracized brother and face the mysterious, ineffable darkness of the coming night.

Join us at the ICA or register online to watch the live stream.


Yossera Bouchtia is a Moroccan American drama and thriller
screenwriter/director whose work is committed to challenging
stereotypes, dispelling misconceptions and shedding light on hidden
truths while bridging the gap between the eastern and western worlds.
Yossera received her M.F.A. in Film Directing from Columbia University
in New York City, and earned both a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in
Cinema from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

Her narrative short films have screened at the Salento International Film Festival, LA Shorts Fest, Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival, FilmShop Breakthrough Series, and Women’s International Film Festival in Salé,

Previous lectures in the series may be viewed here