Film Showing and Discussion with the Musician Momo Djender as Part of the Film and Reading Series "Between Marrakesh and Mashhad"
Documentary, Algeria, France, Ireland, 2012, 88 min, French/Arabic original soundtrack with English subtitles
An exceptional band revival, a homage to tolerance and hope, and a declaration of love to the traditional Algerian Chaâbi music – in "El Gusto," the filmmaker Safinez Bousbia, who was born in Algiers and raised in Switzerland, tells of Jewish and Muslim musicians, who were separated by the history of Algeria 50 years ago. Intrigued by an old photo of the band, Bousbia goes in search of the now 70- to 100-year-olds and reunites them for a concert together.
The musicians prove – with their love of Chaâbi and their unwavering friendship – that it’s never too late to overcome borders and to fulfill your dreams.
Moderation: Oliver Glatz, Jewish Museum Berlin
Where, when, what?
14 July 2016, 7 pm