Ajyal Film Festival 2024

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The Help (The Help)

Special Screening

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Tate Taylor / Feature Narrative / United States of America / 2011 / 146 min / Colour / 35 mm
In English / Arabic subtitles
Interests: Women, Drama, Social Issues
MENA Premiere


1960s Mississippi. Southern society girl, Skeeter, returns from college determined to become a writer and turns her friend's lives upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges as everyone in town becomes unwittingly – and unwillingly - caught up in the changing times.

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About the Directors

Tate Taylor was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi. His directorial debut was the critically acclaimed short film “Chicken Party” (2004), which he wrote, directed and starred in. He wrote and directed the dark comedy “Pretty Ugly People”, his first feature. He is also an accomplished actor most recently seen in 2010 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, “Winter’s Bone”.


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