Film screening in the presence of film director Djouhra Abouda. Followed by a discussion with Mahdieh Fahimi, Saddie Choua and Kenza Lansari.
This experimental film by Djouhra Abouda and Alain Bonnamy is a raging cry to French society, that wonderland where exploitation and racism thrive, where domination and the colonial spirit live on. With remarkable editing and a striking soundtrack, the film shows an increasingly devastating conflict between the actions of workers and those of the society that employs them without ever seeing or considering them.
Djouhra Abouda and Alain Bonnamy made the film in their twenties, as participants of the Centre Universitaire de Vincennes – a leftist cinema collective formed in the aftermath of the May 1968 uprisings. Unavailable to see for decades, it was only very recently restored by Image Retrouvée based on original negatives and a 16mm copy, led by the non-profit Talitha association in collaboration with the two filmmakers.
The film screening at Cinema RITCS will be followed by a discussion between Djouhra Abouda, film programmer Mahdieh Fahimi, visual artist Saddie Choua and RITCS-student Kenza Lansari.
19:30 - Screening Ali au Pays des Merveilles
20:30 - 21:30 - Q&A with Djouhra Abouda, Mahdieh Fahimi, Saddie Choua and Kenza Lansari.
The film is in French and Arabic with subtitles in English. The aftertalk will be mainly in Dutch, with simultaneous translation into French.
This event is part of Lost Stories. A Female Gaze on Migration Histories, a four-day film festival from 8 until 11 March focusing on the theme of migration through under-represented eyes by showing films by female filmmakers from North Africa and South-West Asia.