Video — 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
The year is 1967 in La Goulette, a small harbor town in the suburbs of Tunis where various cultures have lived together for ages in effortless harmony. Youssef, Jojo, and Giuseppe are as inseparable as their three 16-year-old daughters, Meriem, Gigi, and Tina. In a fit of teenage provocation, the three girls swear that they will lose their virginity by the day of the procession of the Madonna. To make matters worse, each of them has her eyes on a boy of a different religion.
صمت القصور [videorecording] = Les silences du palais = Das Schweigen des Palastes = The silences of the palace
Ennetbaden, Switzerland : Trigon-Film, c2007.
Video — 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
As Alia, the daughter of a beautiful servant, Khedija, grows up in the king's palace at the end of the French colonial rule in Tunisia, she realizes the sexual favors required of her mother and other servants, as she, herself, is misused by those in power around her. Women had to live in silence, a silence so profound, they may come to doubt their own past -- even their own existence -- yet they survived these political realities with courage, fellowship, and the resources of their bodies.