About twenty films, ranging from fictions to documentaries, dealing mainly with the phenomenon of migration, will be screened from 19 to 26 January in Algiers, Bejaia and Oran, during the 7th edition of the European Film Days in Algeria, the organisers said on Tuesday.
Under the theme of “Migration and mobility of people around the world”, this event dedicated to the European 7th art will see the screening of films on this universal theme, from several European countries such as Italy, Poland, Sweden, Belgium and France.
At the Cinémathèque d’Alger, which is hosting all the scheduled films, the Italian short film “Wallah je te jure” by Marcello Marletto and “Matarès”, a feature film by Algerian director Rachid Benhadj, will be screened at the opening of these days.
The ambassador and head of the European Union delegation in Algiers, Thomas Eckert, stressed in a press briefing at the Cinémathèque d’Alger, that these days will allow the Algerian public to (re)discover European cinema, through 20 films bearing “reflections on the personal experiences of migrants around the world”.
Feature-length fiction films such as “Europa” (Italy), “The Emigrants” (Sweden), “The man who sold his skin” (Germany) are among the fiction films scheduled in addition to three documentaries.
Short films dealing with major climate change, climate refugees and the displacement of people as a result of climate change will also be on show.
Alongside the screenings, workshops and master classes will be led by Belgian filmmaker Jelle Nesna and Algerian director Rachid Benhadj.
The 7th European Film Days are organised by the Delegation of the European Union in Algeria with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Arts and the National Centre of Cinematography.