Resisting with Cinema: Le Festival panafricain d’Alger (1969)

Wed 05 Jul
Festivals & Series

As part of the programme Resisting with Cinema, artist Zineb Sedira, curator of the series, presents Le Festival panafricain d’Alger (1969). A cult and yet little-known film where William Klein takes us to the first Panafrican Festival of Algiers. This major event gives a feeling of euphoria, exuberance, joy and hope for a free and fraternal African continent. The film focuses on important militant political figures of the time, and on artists who performed in solidarity with Algeria and the anti-colonial movements present at the festival, including Nina Simone, Archie Shepp and Miriam Makeba.

Special Intro

The screening will be introduced by artist Zineb Sedira. 


About Zineb Sedira

Zineb Sedira (born 1963, Paris), lives in London and works between Algeria, Paris, and London. She represented France at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (2022) and received a special mention for her exhibition entitled Dreams Have No Titles.

Zineb Sedira first found inspiration in exploring her identity as a woman with a unique personal geography. From these autobiographical concerns she gradually shifted her interest to more universal ideas of mobility, memory and transmission.

She has previously shown in institutions such as Tate Britain, Centre Pompidou, Mori Museum, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art of Algiers, Brooklyn Museum, Jeu de Paume, Gwangju Biennale, among others.

Screening as part of the programme Resisting with Cinema: An Evening Curated by Zineb Sedira

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