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Family Secrets: New perspectives from Arab women filmmakers

To accompany its exhibition program, Samstag will present three documentary film programs at the Mercury across the year in partnership with the Documentary Film Society. Each pairing will be accompanied by a commissioned essay, and will also include a floor talk in the gallery the following week.

Wednesday 1 May, 2024

6:30pm Screening: The Mother of All Lies (Dir: Asmae El Moudir, 96 mins) 

The Mother of All Lies

On a handmade set recreating her Casablanca neighbourhood, young Moroccan filmmaker Asmae El Moudir enlists family and friends to help solve the troubling mysteries of her childhood. There, she starts to unravel the layers of deception and intentional forgetting that have shaped her life. 
The Mother of All Lies won the awards for best director at Un Certain Regard, and the Golden Eye for best documentary at the Cannes Film Festival.

Arabic language with English subtitles

Mercury Cinema, Morphett St, Adelaide
Limited seats available
Registrations essential

*If there are available seats at the time of the event, additional guests will be permitted to attend.


Please visit The Mercury website for information regarding access to the screenings. The floor talk will be held at Samstag with stools or seats with arms and backrests available for seating. Samstag is accessible by wheelchair and pram and has accessible toilets. Should you require an Auslan interpreter, please contact

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