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‘La Combattante’ – Documentary Film Month

‘La Combattante’ – Documentary Film Month

To mark Documentary Film Month, the Alliance Française, in collaboration with the University of Malta’s French Department, is pleased to present “La Combattante”, by Camille Ponsin.  The poignant story of Marie-José Tubiana, a 90-year-old retired ethnologist who takes in and helps refugees from Darfur. 

Tuesday, 5th of December from 17.00 to 19.00 at the Campus Hub / Room CHBO-316, University of Malta.  

Open to all (students and the general public), free of charge.

The screening (in French with English subtitles) will be followed by a French/English debate.  

Theme :

Somewhere in Paris, an old lady awaits a visit. For a long time, she was an ethnologist, specialist of the region of Darfur. The visitors she receives daily do not come here just for tea. What they are looking for is the crucial help that only this 90-year-old woman can give them. All of them are survivors of the genocide that has struck the populations of Darfur since 2003. During each visit, the old lady’s apartment becomes the closed doors of an intensely truthful exchange… 

A big thank you to Mrs Marylin Mallia, head of the French Department at the University of Malta, for organising this event with the Alliance Française, the start of a rich collaboration… 

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