26/08/2014

Algeria and Africa honoured at the 2014 Hergla film meetings

World premieres of Abdessalam Abu Askar's Gaza under Exposure and Lassad Jamoussi's Verbe Aimer

Events and Festivals, Algeria

Algeria and Africa honoured at the 2014 Hergla film meetings

The 10th annual Hergla Film Meetings will begin on August 26, with a programme highlighting politics, the environment and African music, with a notable presence of Algerian cinema, according to news agency TAP. 

The Hergla Film Meetings, to be held until the end of the month, will kick off with the world première of the documentary Gaza under Exposure with its director, Palestinian Abdessalam Abu Askar, in attendance, and El Gusto by Safinez Bousbia.

A number of distinguished guests are expected to attend, such as Malian filmmaker Souleymane Cissé, and Algerian journalist and filmmaker Abd Assalam Abu Askar.

Throughout the festival, various Algerian films will be screened, such as Go Forth by Soufiane Adel and Iminig by Embarek Menad. Films on the topics of migration and biodiversity awareness will also be shown.

The film Verbe Aimer by Tunisian filmmaker Lassad Jamoussi will also be shown for the first time. Made ten years ago under the dictatorial regime of Ben Ali, this testimonial film looks at the reality of a generation in search of a better Tunisia.

Established in 2005, over the years the Hergla Film Meetings have become an essential space for dialogue and exchange between African and Mediterranean filmmakers. With a programme centred on short films and documentaries, it is an event which tends to break with the commercial spirit of the film industry to unearth the most real and original film projects and experiments from the four corners of Africa and the Mediterranean.

 

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Sources: The Algerian Agency for the Cultural Outreach, Direct Info

Translation: Phoebe Murray

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