Director Hassen Ferhani will be in conversation in French about his documentary film 143 rue du désert (2019) with Madeleine Dobie. This event, held in conjunction with the course "Remapping Algeria", is open to the public.
The Columbia Maison Française is presenting 143 rue du désert online from April 7 and April 15. There are only 100 virtual seats available. For more information about the film, and to RSVP for an online viewing, click here.
Hassen Ferhani was born in Algiers. His critically acclaimed first feature film, Fi Rassi Rond-Point (A Roundabout in My Head) (2015) has been described by Hollywood Reporter as “Arguably the most beautiful film ever made about a slaughterhouse.” Ferhani directed his first short film, Les Baies d’Alger in 2006. It has been selected in official competition in many international festivals. In 2008, he participated in La Fémis documentary workshop where he directed the short film Le vol du 140. He also codirected the documentary Afric Hotel in 2010.
Madeleine Dobie is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.