Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche: a tour to present his work to American audiences

September 30, 2016 | By FRENCH CULTURE FILM

Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche tells powerful stories of oppression, resistance, and rebellion. The Franco-Algerian filmmaker’s trans-national perspective enriches his cinema profoundly. A truly independent filmmaker, Ameur-Zaïmeche writes, directs, produces, and stars in all his films. This low-budget, guerrilla style of production allows him to depict realities often misrepresented or ignored in mainstream film. The result is a deceptively simple cinema that descends from the likes of Pier Paulo Passolini and Jean Renoir, equal parts poetic and political.

Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche will be introducing and speaking about his work. On that occasion his previous and latest works will be screened in multiple locations. Find the full program of his tour below.

Tour program:

New York - Retrospective November 1st - December 13th
November 1st - 7:30pm - CinéSalon at FIAF - screening of Adhen followed by Q&A with Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche
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Bard College - November 2nd
Discussion with Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
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New York - November 3rd    
Masterclass at Hunter College with Sam Di Iorio
7:30pm – Screening of Story of Judas at Cinema Arts Center, Huntington, New York followed by a Q&A with Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche
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New York November 4th    
Evening – Panel at Albertine Festival Services Culturels (Details to be announced)

Cambridge - November 5th    
7pm - Screening of Story of Judas at Harvard Film Archives followed by a Q&A with Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche
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Saint Louis - November 6th    
Screening of Story of Judas at St Louis Film Festival with Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche in person