AHLOU AL-KAHF (COMPANIONS OF THE CAV)
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In AHLOU AL-KAHF, rappers Jojo M and Galâa recall the history of emigrants from the Tunisian mining region of Redeyef to French cities like Nantes, in a form resembling an open letter. Black-and-white images recorded with a Super 8 camera offer an appropriate, historically evocative illustration.
AHLOU AL-KAHF (COMPANIONS OF THE CAV) Direction: Fakhri al-Ghazel, DVD, arab. OmU, 18
Hildegard Kiel has worked in the international sector for many years, at the interface between culture and development policy. She has been living in Tanzania for 20 years, where she founded and runs the Dhow Countries Music Academy in Zanzibar. She is particularly interested in cultural forms of expression and their impact on societal developments. Since 2019, she has been the project manager for North and East Africa at the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Berlin.
Ager Oueslati was born in 1987. The director, journalist and photographer has French, Algerian and Tunisian roots. As a photojournalist and filmmaker, she has been working on the history of migration for over ten years. EXILÉE, filmed in 2019, is her first short film. She is currently doing research for her first feature-length film with the working title YOU DON’T DIE TWO TIMES.