Film Africa 2011 Screening – Lenin’s Children

Screening November 11, 2011 7:00 PM
A moving portrait of the men and women who fought for the liberation of Tunisia from the French colonial power.

The film focuses on the filmmaker’s father, a leading member of the Tunisian Communist Party, which along with other parties won independence from France in 1956.

From the heady optimism of the early days of independence, Lenin’s Children charts the country’s journey to dictatorship which only ended with the ousting of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011. A fascinating insight into the history of a county that sparked the Arab Spring.

Directed by Nadia El Fani
81 mins



 Film Africa 2011

10 days of more than fifty of the best African fiction and documentary films from across the continent.

With lively Q&As and panel discussions featuring leading African filmmakers, and a dynamic programme of cultural events. Brought to you by the Royal African Society and SOAS.