AiM Film Club: Le Fort des Fous, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Thursday, 30. May 2019

AiM Film Club is a new, year-round, screening series hosted by Africa in Motion. Through regular screenings we hope to enable more critical engagement with film to explore new ideas, and different points of view in an open and positive way.

We will create space for discussing topics put forward in the film, in a non-formal, learning environment, looking at different political and historical moments. Each film programmed will respond to a different theme or context and will have additional activity attached to it e.g interrupted screenings, accompanying reading material, informal conversation or invited guest speakers.

We would like this to be a collaborative space of learning and sharing and are therefore welcoming suggestions of how the film club can respond best to the needs of its audience, whether this is by suggesting a topic to explore or a film to screen.

The first film in the series will be Algerian filmmaker Narimane Mari’s film Le Fort Des Fous (2017) and will be followed by an informal discussion. Additional reading material about the film will be available too.  

In three acts, we see re-enactments, improvisations and interviews performed and conducted with the inhabitants of Algiers, Kythira Island and the Prosfygika community in Athens. Departing from material records of the early colonial 'scientific expeditions' and 'taming campaigns' led by the French colonisers in North Africa, the story follows a community of young nomads and wanderers as they form an imagined utopian society in response to imperialist rule.

Thursday, 30. May 2019, Centre for Contemporary Arts, AiM Film Club: Le Fort des Fous

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