Global Lens: Khorma (Tunisia, 2002) 90 minutes

Friday, November 21, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.



Price: Free with Museum admission.

For 2014, SAMA is reviving Global Lens’ 2004 award winning series.

Introduction and post-film discussion led by Steven Kellman, professor of comparative literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio.


Jilani Saadi''s debut film is set in the arid Tunisian village of Bizerte. With his red-blond hair, green jacket and quirky personal habits, Khorma is the town''s kindly joke - a big, well-meaning lug. His guardian is a crafty old Bou Khaleb, the official announcer of births, deaths, and marriages. When the old man mistakenly announces the death of a woman rather than her daughter''s marriage, the film immerses us in the often-hilarious power struggles amongst the clerics of the "religion business".


Khorma is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative as part of the Global Lens series. For more information, visit

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