Format: B Format
Price: £ 9.99
Pages: 96 pp
"An extraordinary person in every way who led an extraordinary life." - Paul Bowles
John Berger and Nella Bielski's powerful story in shots brilliantly recreates the life of Isabelle Eberhardt, a young European woman who traveled throughout North Africa disguised as a man.
This screenplay is based on the life of Isabelle Eberhardt. Born in Geneva, in 1897, aged twenty, she left for North Africa, where she converted to Islam. Her behaviour shocked the French colonials; she smoked kif, wore men's clothing and lived promiscuously. She married Sliman, a French army sergeant, and became a mystic healer. She died, aged 27, in a freak accident. Berger and Bielski reveal the humanity of this determined iconoclast, and the vulnerability of a life lived at the very edge of colonialism.