Middle East Film Series Screening: Back Home (2006) Algeria

Join us for a screening of Back Home by Dir. Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche (2006) on Sunday March 4, 2012 at 7 PM at the Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA.

The Middle East Initiative and the Outreach Center at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies are supporting the screening of this film by the Harvard Film Archive by purchasing 40 tickets.  

If you would like to attend the screening, please RSVP (first come, first serve)  to noelle_janka@hks.harvard.edu. After which, your name will be put on a will-call list at the Harvard Film Archive. You can reserve up to two tickets and pick them up from the Harvard Film Archive just prior to the start of the screening.

About the Film:

Back Home (Bled Number One)
Directed by Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, Appearing in Person.
With Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, Meryem Serba, Abel Jafri
France/Algeria 2006, 35mm, color, 100 min. French and Arabic with English subtitles
The international success of Back Home confirmed the promise announced by Wesh Wesh. In that film, Ameur-Zaïmeche played an ex-con named Kamel, just back from two years of court-ordered exile in his native Algeria. In this quasi-prequel, the filmmaker also plays a Frenchman named Kamel, a young man deported to Algeria after a prison sentence. As he encounters the country as both insider and outsider, Kamel discovers the pleasures and discontents of life in a land torn between tradition and modernity. Particularly in his interactions with women in his small home village, Kamel comes face to face with the differences between his secular life in France and the prominence of Islam in Algeria.

This event is open to the public; no registration required.

March 4, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Noelle Janka,
Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School; Outreach Center, Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Harvard Film Archive