ALGIERS – The National Cinema and Audiovisual Center (CNCA) announced that 350-plus films, including up to fifty Algerian productions, will be screened in seven provinces in the west of the country, as part of the cultural program of accompaniment to the Mediterranean Games in Oran (June 25-July 6).
For the city of Oran, the CNCA is planning 105 screenings, from June 23 to July 7 at the Essaâda hall, as well as the open-air Mediterranean village.
No less than 270 other screenings are also planned in six surrounding provinces, namely; Mascara, Sidi Bel Abbes, Tlemcen, Ain Timouchent, Saida and Mostaganem, with an average of three screenings per day and per room.
Film buffs will be able to discover recent Algerian productions, such as; “The Hereafter” by Anis Djaâd, “Chronicles of my village” by Karim Traïdia, “The Star of Algiers” by Rachid Benhadj, “The Voice of Angels” by Kamel Laïche, “Abou Leila” by Amine Sidi Boumediene, “Yema (My Mother)” by Djamila Sahraoui, and “Heliopolis” by Djaafer Gacem.
A selection of restored and digitized older productions will also be offered to the public, including “Tahya Ya Didou” by Mohamed Zinet, “Inspector Tahar’s Vacation” by Moussa Haddad, “The Battle of Algiers” by Gillo Pontecorvo, and “The Uprooted” by Lamine Merbah.