ALGERIA / “Creating the Cinémathèque Algérienne”: exhibition and screenings

algerieFounded in January 1965, the Cinematheque of Algiers is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To mark the event, the Centre Algérien pour la Cinématographie (CAC), the Agence Algérienne pour le Rayonnement Culturel (AARC) and the Algiers Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMA), have organized an exhibition entitled “La Saga de la création de la Cinémathèque algérienne” at the MAMA, with film screenings at the Algiers Cinémathèque from May 9th to July 9th 2015.

The exhibition goes back to the early years of the Cinémathèque, showing the activities it hosted with the Pan-African Festival from 1965 to 1969 – using posters, some unpublished, photographs of film-sets, press articles and excerpts from films. There will be four daily screenings at the Cinémathèque, showing films under the following headings: “Bush cinema: the dawn of Algerian film-making”, “The Cinémathèque accompanies the birth of independent Algerian cinema”, “Co-productions” and “The Greatest Films of World Cinema”. The public can rediscover the classics of Algerian and international cinema, including Djamel Chanderli and Mohamed Hamina’s “La Voix du peuple”, René Vautier’s “Algérie en flammes”, Pierre Clement’s “Sakiet Sidi Youcef”, Tewfik Fares’ “Le Hors-la-loi” and Mohamed Lakhdar Hamina’s “Le Vent d’Aurès”. There will also be a tribute exhibition to two Algerian film-makers who died recently: Amar Laskri and Sid Ali Kouiret.


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