France honours Tunisia director at Cannes
Tunisian director Nouri Bouzid hailed the revolution in his homeland on Thursday as he accepted a Legion of Honour medal from France -- but wondered aloud about his future as a dissident.
In remarks addressed to his film-making compatriots, Bouzid -- whose 2006 film "Making Of" tackled Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism -- said: "Nothing must scare us anymore."
"I have always sided with the wounded, the losers, the defeated, people who have nothing left but their rebellion," he said.
But he acknowledged: "I do have a small problem with the revolution -- how am I now going to challenge authority?"
Bouzid accepted his laurel from Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand as Tunisia ends an 11-year absence from Cannes with "No More Fear", a documentary on the uprising that led to president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali's downfall.
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