New York Forum of Amazigh Film
When: Thursday, May 09, 2019 9:15 AM - 9:00 PM
Where: E-building, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Little Theater
New York Forum of Amazigh Film (NYFAF) as a co-curricular global learning activity. Program Highlight:
Our 5th edition on May 9th and 10th will showcase documentaries, shorts, and a feature chosen to explore the theme of Navigating Plural Identities of North Africa, which encompasses a variety of languages, ethnicities, religions, cultural practices, and artistic expressions.
On Thursday May 9th, we will start at 9:15 a.m. with an hour-long session on rural Amazigh women’s labor and self-perceptions. We will then welcome Dr. Daniela Merolla, an expert from the Sorbonne’s National Institute of Oriental Languages and Literatures, and the Moroccan filmmaker Hakim Belabbes to join in conversation and help us discuss a short documentary on the Amazigh wedding ceremony. Our afternoon session features a powerful journey of return by a Dutch-Moroccan woman who probes her family’s perceptions of gender equality. Students can also enjoy Gnawa music and a reception before the evening session - Belabbes’s elliptical and humorous feature, “Defining Love.” Program Timeline:
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Introduction to NYFAF
The Mountain's Echo: The Voices of Amazigh Women
Soufian Aaraichi, documentary, Morocco, 2015, 16 min
Q & A with student cultural translators
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Call for Discussion: North African Plural Identities through Amazigh Film
Dr. Daniela Merolla and Hakim Belabbes, Moroccan Filmmaker
11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Amazigh Wedding in the Anergui Valley
Farida Benlyazid, documentary, Morocco, 2016, 26 min
Q&A with Daniela Merolla and Hakim Belabbes
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The journey of Khadija
Khadija al Mourabit, Documentary, Netherlands/Morocco, 2017, 71 min
Q&A with the filmmaker
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Musical Performance: Gnawa Music
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Defining Love, a Failed Attempt
Hakim Belabbas, experimental feature, Morocco/USA, 2012, 90 min
Q&A with Hakim Belabbes
Please contact Habiba Boumlik at email@example.com
or 718-482-5160 for more information.