Discretion: A Performance on Independence and Exile
- Sun 28 Aug 19:00 - 20:15
- Baillie Gifford Sculpture Court
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60 years ago, Algeria won independence from French rule following a bloody eight-year war. Many fled to France to escape violence by both sides, including Faїza Guène’s parents. In Discretion, she deftly explores a generation that remained discreet about harrowing experiences. The novel has inspired today’s performance, directed by its English translator Sarah Ardizzone together with Faïza Guène, music from Sylvie Paz and Hakim Hamadouche, acted by Lina Soualem, with art direction by Shiraz Bassin-Moussi (film and photography from Guène's family archives).
Faїza Guène is appearing remotely.
Discretion is funded by the British Council’s International Collaboration Grants.