October 12: Homeland
Discussants: Dr. Zoulikha Mouffak & Dr. Rose Marie Kuhn
Directed by Algerian-French director Mohamed Hamidi, Homeland narrates the adventures of Farid, a 26-year old French law student, who travels to his father’s native Algeria because of a family emergency. Discovering this country where he had never been before, he comes in contact with a colorful gallery of amazing characters whose warmth and simplicity deeply touch him. He is particularly struck by a cousin who dreams to leave Algeria and live in France. Farid’s trip becomes an incredible journey, full of humor and humanity, an experience that will totally upset the image he had of his family and lead him to take a new look at his own identity.
In French and Arabic, with English subtitles. 117 minutes.
Sponsors: The French Program, the Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures, The Alliance Française de Fresno