Film screening - Q&A ‘Their Algeria’ - Lina Soualem

‘Leur Algérie' - Lina Soualem ‘Leur Algérie' - Lina Soualem

Sun, 20.11.2022

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Halaqat Film Days - Past and Present of Arab Societies through Women’s Lenses

This autumn, Halaqat Film Days celebrates the old and the new generation of Arab women directors and actresses. Visitors will discover recent films and productions from the past thanks to a programme that creates a dialogue between the works and the different generations of women directors. 

‘Their Algeria’ - Lina Soualem (2019):
After 62 years of marriage, Lina's grandparents, Aïcha and Mabrouk, separate. They came from Algeria to France 60 years ago. Side by side, they experienced a chaotic immigrant life. Their separation is an opportunity to question their journey of exile.

Lina Soualem is a French-Palestinian-Algerian filmmaker and actress. After studying History and Political Science at La Sorbonne University, she started working in journalism and as a programmer in film festivals. Lina played roles in three feature films directed by Hafsia Herzi, Hiam Abbass and Rayhana. Lina’s debut feature documentary Their Algeria (2019), presented at Visions du Réel, received the Best Doc-in-progress award at the Doc Corner in Cannes Film Festival. She is currently developing her second feature documentary.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Lina Soualem.

The European project Halaqat is implemented by the Goethe-Institut in collaboration with Bozar - Centre for Fine Arts Brussels. Halaqat is co-funded by the European Commission (under the designation: EU-LAS CULTURE), the Goethe-Institut and Bozar.