Honey and Ashes by Nadia Fares

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1996 / 80mins / DCP / Watch Trailer


Q&A with director Nadia Fares and writer Fariha Róisín

By exploring the parallel lives of three Tunisian women with intersecting lives, Swiss-Egyptian director Nadia Fares holds a mirror up to race, class, and gender in North Africa. Though specific in its setting and narrative, this film also functions as a larger allegory of how we are all beholden to gender expectations, even when we think we aren’t. The first feature for Fares, HONEY AND ASHES proved Fares is a fearless director with strong imagery and storytelling, and left audiences hungry for more. 

Nadia Fares has written and directed several highly acclaimed films.  Her first feature film HONEY AND ASHES received multiple awards and critical acclaim for its groundbreaking depiction of contemporary Arabic women.  Variety called it “edgy and intelligent”. Nadia graduated from NYU where she was mentored by acclaimed polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski. She is currently working on two features in the U.S. and two original series for international markets.

Presented by African Film Festival, Inc.







Sunday, October 27th, 2019



Please arrive at least 10 minutes early as screenings & panels will start on time.



Quad Cinema

34 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011