Where’s the reporting on the nations playing in the World Cup?
In Philippe Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar, an Algerian refugee copes with grieving students
“Khalas Mixtape Volume One” includes the influential “President, Your People Are Dying” from Tunisia’s El General and similarly politicized rap from Egypt, Libya, and Algeria.
An Algerian woman reunites with her estranged husband, and finds herself drawn to French culture against the wishes of her conservative mother-in-law in Yamina Benguigui’s 2001 film “Inch’Allah Sunday,” screening Wednesday 5/12 at Alliance Francaise.
The violent struggle between Islamic fundamentalists and the secular government has dominated what little news we’ve heard from Algeria over the last decade. And buried in the reportage has been the plight of the Berbers–the original inhabitants of North Africa–who’ve been caught in the cross fire. In fact, even in the emergence of Algerian music […]