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Alger La Mecque des Révolutionnaires 1962-1974

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Director: Ben Salama Run Time: 56 min. Release Year: 2016 Language: French

Footage from the early 1960s to the middle of the 1970s, shows the newly independent Algerian republic providing significant support to anti-colonial movements and revolutionaries from around the world. The successive presidents, Ahmed Ben Bella and Houari Boumédiène, transformed Algiers into a haven for militants fighting against colonial domination and racial segregation. . Che Guevara established a base there for his engagements in the African continent, Nelson Mandela, Black Panthers leader Eldridge Cleaver and prominent militants from the African national Congress were welcome in Algiers. It was Amilcar Cabral who baptized the city as “the Mecca of Revolutionaries”.

Director: Ben Salama; Writer: Amirrouche Laïdi (France)

BEN SALAMA is an author and filmmaker, he filmmaking at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques (IDHEC) in 1973. He was born in Algeria but settled in France from the age of 20. He has written several books, including “Au Nom de l’Islam : Enquête sur une religion instrumentalisée” (2009), and directed several documentary films, such as Une Histoire algérienne (2012), 1954, la fin d’un monde (2013), Nasser du rêve au désastre (2016)

The Carnegie Museum of Art in partnership with Row House Cinema presents the 58th Carnegie International Film Festival curated by Rasha Salti. The festival opens at Row House Cinema on Friday March 3 and runs through Sunday, March 11.