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French and Francophone Studies at the University of Notre Dame presents

From Street to Screen: A Festival of North African Film a series of very recent films highlighting the Arab Spring, religion, nation, youth, and individual identity in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia

featuring discussions with directors

Ismail Ferroukhi and Nadia El Fani

September 27, 2012 6:30 p.m.

October 25, 2012 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.

November 15, 2012 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Outside the Law

Free Men and Le Grand Voyage (double feature)

Secularism, inch’Allah! and Bab’Aziz-The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul


Director Rachid Bouchareb offers gripping insight into the Algerian independence struggle through the lives of three brothers. Introduction by Professor Alek Toumi, University of Wisconsin


Director Ismail Ferroukhi will be present to discuss his 2011 film on Muslim resistance agents who protected Jews in the Paris Mosque during the Second World War and his 2004 film on a father and son’s journey from France to Saudi Arabia.

(double feature) (Tunisia)

Director Nadia El Fani will discuss her 2011 film on secularism in Tunisia before and after the recent revolutions. Followed by Bab’Aziz, a 2006 visual poem about a blind dervish and his granddaughter.

Browning Cinema DeBartolo Performing Art Center University of Notre Dame Tickets available at the ticket office.


Browning Cinema, Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Teaching Beyond the Classroom grant, Nanovic Institute for European Studies

North African Film Festival  

North African Film Festival Poster

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