Cinemas and Independence IV

Outdoor film festival curated by Olivier Hadouchi

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What is the legacy, the reach and the meaning of African independences – at times gained after particularly violent and difficult struggles – for African descendants, the children of dismantled empires who live in Europe and in Africa and maintain a relationship with both continents? Even when it arises discreetly, the turmoil caused by the wars for African independence has nourished the work of artists born several decades later.


Loubia Hamra (2013)
Narimane Mari / Algeria – France / 82 min

A group of children sings, sleeps, fights and plays on the beach – and suddenly they are on the battle field. A film about the war in Algeria, experienced through the powerful and transgressive imagination of 17 children and inspired by the harshest of realities: the history of a country.

With Adlane Aïssani, Amir Nourine, Bilal Azil, Chems-Eddine Boudjema, Feyçal Ould Larbi, Ghania Aïssani, Housseim Eddine Chatouani, Haïtem Hala, Kawtar Bakir, Madjid Bouabdellah, Mounir Laïb, Mohamed Brahimi, Nassim Brahimi, Nedjmeddine Benarafa, Rehab Bakir, Rabah Issam Hadj Aïssa, Yacine Bennour, Samy Bouhouche, Michel Haas, Narimane Mari, Olivier Luce, Zahra Laïb
Screenplay and director Narimane Mari
Director of Photography Nasser Medjkane
Editors Caroline Detournay, Anita Roth, Narimane Mari
Sound Guillaume Pellerin
Sound editing and mixing Benjamin Laurent
Music Cosmic Néman, Étienne Jaumet
Producers Olivier Boischot, Jean-Baptiste Legrand, Arnaud Dommerc, Narimane Mari
Distribution Allers Retours Films

Summer Garden: Film festival

This outdoor film festival is divided in 6 sessions and included in the parallel activities of the exhibition Europa Oxalá, as well as in the program of Summer Garden 2022.

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