Category: Mediterranean art, heritage and cultures 2013

YASMINA & MOHAMMED

63 minutes, 2012 Réalisation : Régine ABADIA (France) Production : La Huit (France) ____ Yasmina Khadra’s story is rather unusual. Her life is an epic. This best-selling authoress, whose early novels are set against the background of the Algerian civil war of the 1990’s, is in fact a man. His real name is Mohammed Moulessehoul. …

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LONE SAMARITAN

50 minutes, 2010 Director : Barak HEYMANN (Israel) Production : Heymann Brothers Films (Israel) ____ The Samaritans, a tiny religious sect, are disappearing. They remain extremely attached to their rules against assimilation: if anyone leaves the community, they and their family are banished forever. The Israeli actress Sophie Tzedaka was part of this group, but …

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IN SEARCH OF OIL AND SAND

58 minutes, 2012 Director : Wael OMAR and Philippe DIB (Egypt) Production : Middle West Films (Egypt) ____ Fiction meets reality: members of the Egyptian royal family made a film about themselves just a few weeks before the coup that ousted them from power. This 16mm footage shot in 1952 not only predicts their fate, …

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A HOUSE FOR BERNARDA ALBA

52 minutes, 2011 Director : Lidia PERALTA GARCIA (Spain) Production : Producciones Damira (Spain) ____ Eight gypsy women living in El Vacie, a Seville slum, have become very popular in Spain after appearing in Federico García Lorca’s play “The House of Bernarda Alba”. But have their lives changed? What path led them from being marginalized …

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