In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.
Academy Award for best Director - 1969
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay - 1969
Academy Award fir...
Turning a unique lens to ‘Brexit Britain’, Swiss-Algerian Karim Sayad travels to Grimsby to film his cousin
Fahed – a factory worker working 50-hour weeks on low pay, who cannot decide whether or not to return
to his native Algeria, where his famil...
Short Films by European Students
Broken Skin | Directed by Lidija Burcak (UK, 2019, 24min)
The essay film BROKEN SKIN tells about the experience of living with psoriasis.
Shubbak: Arab British Shorts Programme
Strange Cities Are Familiar | Directed by Saeed Taji Farouky (UK, 2018, 21 min)
A political refugee living in London tries to get back to his home in Palestine to see his dying son.
The Man Behind The Microphone
Known as the ‘Frank Sinatra of Tunisia’, Hedi Jouini is the most popular musical star in Tunisian history. His songs continue to inspire revolutionaries and conservatives alike, striking at the heart of the postcolonial, social and political upheaval...