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01 October 2012

Women Cineastes from the Arab World : Images of Diversity and Equality Festival

The Fidel 2012 will be held for four days, with a programme of 18 films (shorts and features) focusing on three topics of particular interest: Contemporary Algeria; Women Cineastes in the Arab World; and Reflections on Hybridity and Identity.

Two film previews:  Aujourd'hui  (Today) the third feature film by Alain Gomis will open the festival on Thursday 18 October, and Rengaine, the feature film of the up-and-coming filmmaker Rachid Djaïdani will close the festival on Sunday 21 October.

Two new works: La Moudjahida et le parachutiste (The Moudjahid and the Parachutist) by Mehdi Lallaoui, about the Algerian war; and Identité nationale (National Identity) by Valerie Osouf.

Programming of Algerian shorts, for the most part screened for the first time.

The Festival proposes as well a number of meetings and two roundtables: Women Cineastes from the Arab World, moderated by Florene Colombani; and Reflections on National Identity in collaboration with the revue Hommes and Migrations, in the presence of invited filmmakers and artists. An animated musical with the group Samskalejah and artists from Burkina Faso will close this edition.