The Fledge Lansing / 1300 Eureka St, Lansing MI 48912 / Alcohol offered
Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only
Narrative Feature, Drama, Subtitles
THIS TEACHER follows a French Muslim woman (Cesar-winner Hafsia Herzi) as she travels to New York City to visit her childhood best friend from the rough neighborhoods outside of Paris. When the reunion proves disastrous, Hafsia steals her friend’s credit card and identity, and disappears to a remote cabin upstate. Deep in the woods and alone for the first time in her life, she experiences a divine revelation of an existence without borders. But when she discovers that she’s not alone on the property, Hafsia’s sojourn in nature gradually descends into a terrifying study of the intolerance and suspicion she encounters and reflects back to an Islamophobic America.
Mark Jackson / 2018 / 92 minutes / English / USA