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A Scream for Liberation (extract only)

Zineb Sedira

Zineb merges everyday images of life in the West with Arab rituals: in the video A Scream for Liberation (1995), the single close-up of a woman’s mouth whose cry is suggestive of the yu-yu, the traditional high-pitched ululation among women of the Maghreb and Middle East to express their emotions at birth ceremonies, marriages and funerals, or also used as a warning such as by the resistance during the war in Algeria.

Country: Algeria
Time: 4'
Year: 1995