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[Plays Apr. 24 at 7:10 p.m. and Apr. 25 at 11:45 a.m. at the Main Theater as part of the MSPIFF43 Film Festival that runs April 11-25; for more information, log on to https://mspfilm.org for full schedule.] When a passionate, no-nonsense Belgian Muslim high school literature teacher (Lubna Azabal) in Brussels encourages critical thinking and freedom of expression and a lesbian student (Kenza Benbouchta) is beaten and harassed by a couple of bullying classmates (Ethelle Gonzalez Lardued and Mehdy Khachachi) in Jawad Rhalib's powerful, well-acted, timely, tense, realistic, thought-provoking, 111-minute film, she is supported by the school's director (Catherine Salée) and caring husband (Johan Heldenbergh), but as tensions escalate, her life is threatened and her home is attacked as she becomes the target of a fanatical Islamic religion teacher (Fabrizio Rongione) and fundamentalist students and their parents.

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2024
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