International Writing Program (IWP) Cinematheque

Oct 6, 2019

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM


118 East College Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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A new free film every Sunday! Tour the far reaches of global cinema through films created or chosen by the IWP Fall Residents. Free and open to the public, just like the rest of IWP's events. Stay for a Q&A after the screening. 

Esseghayra [Miss] (dir. Amira Khalfallah, Algeria, 2019, 13 min) and The Battle of Algiers (dir. G. Pontecorvo: Italy / Algiers, 1966; 120 min)

Presented by Amira-Géhanne KHALFALLAH (fiction, nonfiction, drama; Algeria) who is a journalist, novelist, filmmaker, and playwright. Her plays Les draps [Sheets] and Shams et les poissons du désert  [Shams and the Desert Fish] have been published; her debut novel Le naufrage de la lune [The Wreck of the Moon] appeared in 2018; her short film Essebat  [The Shoe] screened at several international festivals; a feature film is in development. She participates through a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

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