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One more year, the Arab World has presence at the 12th Cordoba African Film Festival

Cordoba, 13 March 2015. In its twelfth birthday, the Cordoba African Film Festival – FCAT 2015, organized by the non-profit organization Al Tarab, remain in its original tendency: the important participation of the Arab World cinema that puts the accent in recent films produced in the North of Africa.
For this reason the 12th FCAT edition, that will take place from 21st to 28th March, will open with the Moroccan film Adios Carmen, considered the first film in Riffean. The film has the performance of where Spanish actors and the director, Mohamed Amin Benamraoui will present the film, thanks to the support of Chaabi Bank, the Moroccan bank.
Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria are also involved in this edition, presenting a great number of films in different sections of the festival. This is the case of “Long-Sightedness” a competitive section where 16 feature films and documentaries will compete. “Shortly” will show 11 short films that will be presented as an example of the capacity of the African emergent filmmakers.

Filmmakers as the Egyptians Ahmad Abdalla (Decor) and Youssef Shafiey (A dream of a scene), the Moroccan Abdellah Taïa (L'armee du salut) or Hicham Lasri (Al bahr min ouaraikoun) among others, the Tunisian Kaouther Ben Hania (The Challat de Tunis, Peau de Colle) and Nadia Touijer (Precipice), and the Algerian Lucie Deche and Tarek Sami (Chantier A), and Anis Djaad (Passage a niveau) are competing in these two competitive sections: “Long- Sightedness” and “Shortly”.


 Moreover it will be also representation of North African filmmakers in the non-competitive section “Afroscope”, a radiography of contemporary Africa taken from internal and external views. The Tunisian Belhassen Handous will present his first film Hecho en casa. “Afroscope” will also pay a tribute to René Vautier, known as the “most censored filmmaker of France”. Vautier has dedicated a part of his life to make visible the Algerian War through cinema and he passed away last January.
Along with African filmmakers, in “Afroscope” the European filmmakers as Aki Kaürismaki or Pedro Costa will show their interest in African realities.



FCAT 2015
The Cordoba African Film Festival will celebrate its twelfth edition from 21 to 28 of March and is the only Festival of African cinema in Spanish language with the screening of 60 films of 30 countries will be screened.

The current edition of the Festival will have two competitive sections (“Long-Sightedness” and “Shortly”) and four parallel sections (“Afroscope”, “Tales from the Past: South African and Angola”, “Tribute to Emil Abossolo Mbo” and “African Diaspora”). Beyond the cinema, the Festival organizes different parallel activities  as the “Palaver of Tree Forum”, “Learning Space” or “African Village”, among others:


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