The Center for French and Francophone Studies

Screening : “Catherine Body of the Passion”, Emma Aubin-Boltanski

Thursday, Sept. 29, 4:30 – 6:30 pm / The Link – Room 071 – West Campus


Emma Aubin-Boltanski, at the Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales, Paris, works on religious practices of the Middle East, and their interrelations, especially in the Lebanon. Her books include: Penser la fin du monde(2014), and Pèlerinages et nationalisme en Palestine. Prophètes, héros et ancêtres (2007). In recent years, she has turned to the tool of film, and made several ethnographic documentaries. She will screen her latest, Catherine ou le corps de la Passion (Catherine Body of the Passion), a great portrait of a Lebanese woman who pursues the project of being a saint.

Film in Arabic with French or English sub-titles. Followed by a Q & A session.


A little foretaste here, with an article of Emma Aubin-Boltanski herself.

You can also find the synopsis of the movie on the Festival Jean Rouch web site. “Catherine ou le Corps de la Passion” was screened there in 2013.