Monday, October 25, 2010

October 30th - AMAZIGH FILM FESTIVAL, Barnsdall Gallery Theatre and Art Park


Saturday, October 30, 2010
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A Celebration of Tuareg Culture through film, food and music.

@Barnsdall Gallery Theatre and Art Park, A facility of the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles

Third Annual Amazigh Film Festival to be held in Los Angeles, and in the U.S.
The Festival celebrates the creative energy of Berber and Tuareg artists, directors, producers, writers, actors, musicians, and cultural activists in the United States and abroad throughout Tamazgha, (Temust) , the Amazigh territory.


5:00 - 6:30 pm Films
The first documentary on the program is "Lost Art of the Sahara" (Boilerplate Production and Bradshaw Foundation), on ancient Rock Art of northern Niger, with the participation of famed French archeologist Jean Clottes and Tuareg people of the region.
Duration: 17 minutes
The second documentary titled " Footsteps in Africa: A Nomadic Journey "
Duration: 67 minutes; click here:

7:30 - 10:15 pm
Reception - Moroccan Mint Tea and finger food to be catered by CHAMEAU, INC. (7:00 pm)

Art Exhibit - The Tuareg Art of Leslie Clark. See special section on Art Exhibit
A small Art Exhibit featuring the work of Leslie Clark of Ojai, California, and Agadez, Niger, will be displayed in the Foyer of the Theatre.

well-known silversmith from Northern Niger, MOUSSA ALBAKA , who will display his exquisite silver and gem jewelry. His table will

also present Helene Hagan's book "Tuareg Jewelry: Traditional patterns and symbols."
Special Speaker: RACHID BOUKSIM, Director , Issni N'Ourgh Film Festival, Agadir, Morocco on the topic: "Role of women in Amazigh cinematography of Morocco."
The feature film this year is ASSHAK , Tales of the Sahara, 110 minutes.
Rare beauty of cinematography and sensitivity to the Tuareg culture of northern Niger characterizes this film, with Tamashek as original language, and English sub-titles.

Short Intermission, then Tazzla Awards

and AZA ,  two Amazigh musicians of the High Atlas of Morocco, Fatah Abbou and Mohamed Aoualou, who have created the group AZA in Santa Cruz, California, have agreed to play a thirty minute set of traditional Amazigh music.

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