Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • As I Open My Eyes
  • Film
  • 12/1/2017
  • 13:00-15:00
  • The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Host: Department of Film & Media Studies, Office of First-Year Experience, Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
As I Open My Eyes (2015) depicts the clash between culture and family as seen through the eyes of a young Tunisian woman balancing the traditional expectations of her family with her creative life as the singer in a politically charged rock band. Director Leyla Bouzid's musical feature debut offers a nuanced portrait of the individual implications of the incipient Arab Spring. This is the last installment of the Global Film Festival, curated by first-year students exploring ideas in Spencer Museum exhibitions. As I Open My Eyes is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Race, Gender, and the "Decorative" in 20th-Century African Art: Reimagining Boundaries. Exhibition co-curator Jessica Gerschultz and musician Cody Case lead a post-screening discussion.