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20/03/2012

The hopes and distress of young Algerians in Normal!The hopes and distress of young Algerians in Normal!

Jeune Afrique recently published a portrait of Algerian film-maker Merzak Allouache, whose film Normal! has been released in France

Unveiled two months ago at the Oran Arab Film Festival, Merzak Allouache’s latest feature film, Normal!, has, according to Jeune Afrique, generated strong protest in Algeria: “Recognised abroad as one of the most prolific directors, but also as...

Industry, Algeria

05/03/2012

Algeria takes pride of place on French television channelsAlgeria takes pride of place on French television channels

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Algeria’s independence, le Monde.fr goes back over "uncertain productions and broadcasts", while France Télévisions is dedicating the week to Algeria

Amir Akef, Algeria correspondent for Le Monde, explains that in Algeria "there is still a bit of fuzziness around the programming and the film projects in the frame of the 50thanniversary of independence". Funding for the screenplays chosen by...

Industry, Algeria

10/02/2012

North Africa gives France a documentary and a musical comedyNorth Africa gives France a documentary and a musical comedy

Algeria’s first musical comedy and a documentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are North Africa’s gifts to France’s cinemas this week. Algerian production La Place (lit. “The Square”) by Dahmane Ouzid, and Franco-Maroccan documentary My...

Industry, Algeria

12/01/2012

Algerian director Brahim Tsaki: Algerian film production is "weak and occasional"Algerian director Brahim Tsaki: Algerian film production is "weak and occasional"

"Algerian cinema must distance itself from ad-hoc production", the director Brahim Tsaki declared in an article published in l’Expression newspaper on Wednesday, January 11, 2012. On the sidelines of a retrospective dedicated to his films, he...

Industry, Algeria

08/01/2012

Algerian filmmaker Sofia DjmaAlgerian filmmaker Sofia Djma

At the Greenhouse seminar, Sofia talks about her film From Stone to Hard Rock

From Stone to Hard Rock by Sofia Djma. An original documentary featuring life of stoneworkers formed a Hard Rock band. During the daytime they sculpt and explore the stones and when comes evening they play music in pubs and cafes around the...

Algeria

04/01/2012

The Algerian Film Archive widens its networkThe Algerian Film Archive widens its network

New cinemas for a fading heritage

The newspaper El Watan published, on January 3, 2012, an interesting investigation into the state of archives in Algeria.To read the article in full (in French), please click here.

Industry, Algeria

20/09/2011

Where Do We Go Now? and The Rai among TIFF winnersWhere Do We Go Now? and The Rai among TIFF winners

The Cadillac People’s Choice Award has gone to Nadine Labaki’s Where Do We Go Now? (pictured) about a doughty band of women determined to protect their war-torn community. Asghar Farhadi’s Berlin Golden Lion winner A Separation and Ken Scott’s...

Events and Festivals, Industry, Lebanon, Algeria

17/07/2011

"Algerian Film Days" in Amman from 18 to 20 July"Algerian Film Days" in Amman from 18 to 20 July

The Royal Film Commission – Jordan organises the "Algerian Film Days” from 18 to 20 of July, in cooperation with the Algerian Ministry of Culture, the Algerian Embassy in Amman and the Algerian Agency for Cultural Influence. Screening of a...

Events and Festivals, Algeria, Jordan

08/07/2011

2nd Film Festival of Algiers from 7 to 11 July2nd Film Festival of Algiers from 7 to 11 July

Cinemas of the Maghreb, East and West landed in Algiers

32 cinematographic productions from 17 countries, including Algeria, will screened from 7 to 11 July ay Algiers Cinema, as part of the 2nd edition of Film Festival of Algiers, announced Sunday the organizers. Feature and short films as well as...

Events and Festivals, Algeria

05/05/2011

Opinion poll finds growing expectations of the EU's role in Algeria

Algerians increasingly feel the EU should play a greater role in ensuring freedom of expression of the media and believe the EU can help bring peace and stability to Algeria and the surrounding region. These were just some of the findings to...

Institutions, Algeria

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