Our picks of Arab docs 2: Papa Hedi - the Man Behind the Microphone
Monday 30 September 2019, by
Filmmaker Claire Belhassime unbelievably randomly finds out that her grandfather is none other than legendary Tunisian singer Hedi Jouini. As she decides to retrace his life, she uncovers both Hedi’s role in political and social movements and Tunisia’s art scene and secrets and drama at the very heart of her family, shedding light on why his real identity was kept hidden. Even if you’ve never heard of Hedi Jouini, Belhassine’s thoroughly engaging storytelling skills and her expert use of archive footage and music are sure to get you on board that tumultuous and emotional journey with her.