Honoring the Feminine: A Short Screening of AFRI
Yossera Bouchita, Assistant Professor of Cinema
November 9, 5:30pm-6:30pm
This event in the lecture series will include a short screening of Bouchita’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.
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