7:30 screening will be followed by a Q&A with Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, moderated by author Zahia Rahmani
Enjoy conversation, wine, and beer after both screenings
Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, 2008. 93 min. 35mm. With Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, Abel Jafri, Christian Milia-Darmezin, Mamadou Kebe.
In French and Arabic with English subtitles.
In an industrial zone outside Paris, religion and business collide in the confrontation between a shipping company owner and his Muslim employees. In what may be his greatest achievement to date, Ameur-Zaïmeche creates a hypnotic assemblage of quotidian scenes—the appearance of a nutria in a garage, the inauguration of a workplace mosque—that culminate in an unforgettable outburst of righteous anger. By limiting his scope to the symbolically rich and aesthetically striking microcosm of the industrial park, Ameur-Zaïmeche finds powerful expression for his themes of solidarity and oppression within the Muslim faith and late capitalism.
Fall Season Sponsors: American Society of the French Legion of Honor,Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, Engie, FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), Florence Gould Foundation, Hermés Foundation within the framework of the New Settings program, Howard Gilman Foundation, Institut français, JCDecaux, National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Office de Tourisme de Boulogne-Billancourt, and Pommery.