Special Film Screening
Demande à ton Ombre
(Ask Your Shadow)
with film director Lamine Ammar-Khodja
Wednesday, November 7
Eight years after leaving native Algeria for France, Lamine Ammar-Khodja decides to end his exile on January 6, 2011, the day major riots break out in Algiers. Organized chronologically, the film is a first-person narrative dealing with the difficulties of getting back home. Because this journey isn't only a private matter, but also an opportunity to go back over Algeria's recent history, at a time when it could have taken another major turn.
Film discussion with director Lamine Ammar-Khodja and professor Patricia Lorcin, Department of History, University of Minnesota will follow the screening.