Category: Mediterranean art, heritage and cultures 2013

YASMINA & MOHAMMED

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 …

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LONE SAMARITAN

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 …

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IN SEARCH OF OIL AND SAND

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 …

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A HOUSE FOR BERNARDA ALBA

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 …

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