Women and Sport: Algerian Footballers share their passion + Film Africa LIVE!

Women and Sport: Algerian Footballers share their passion + Film Africa LIVE!

Wed 5 Nov| 20:00| The Roxy

 Women and Sport: Algerian Footballers share their passion + Film Africa LIVE!

The Desert Foxes (A quoi rêvent les Fennecs) [DOC], UK PREMIERE

Dir. Sarah Tikanouine
France/Algeria. 2014. 48min. Colour. Arabic, French with English subtitles.

In this intimate documentary, we meet the players of the first Algerian women’s national football team, some of whom live in France joining the squad for international games. Yet, French or Algerian, they share the same passion and commitment to this sport. Winners of the first Arab Nations Cup in 2006 and proud of their achievements, they nonetheless remain concerned about their future as footballers. Made over several years, Tikaouine’s piece successfully captures the players’ camaraderie, their hopes and their dreams and what it means to be a woman and a footballer in contemporary Algerian society.

Screening in collaboration with The Maghreb Cinema Series and Culturama.

Followed by a Q&A with director Sarah Tikanouine + Film Africa LIVE! with El-Andalus quartet, led by Algerian oud virtuoso Yazid Fentazi.

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