Tuesday, 14 May 2019 at 6:00 pm – Tuesday, 14 May 2019 at 8:30 pm

Beyond Babel Multilingual Film Festival - La Fille de Keltoum


Part of the Beyond Babel Multilingual Film Festival at Manchester Met hosted by the FLAME Research Group

Date: Tuesday 14th May 2019

Time: 6pm – 8.30pm

Location: Geoffrey Manton Building, LT3, Rosamond St West

Tickets: Free – Available on Eventbrite

Introduced by Isabelle Vanderschleden (Manchester Metropolitan University)

French, Arabic

On Tuesday 14 May, La Fille de Keltoum (The Daughter of Keltoum), directed by Mehdi Charef in 2001, tells the story of Rallia, a young girl raised in Switzerland, who travels to Algeria to find her biological mother. The film captures the capture harsh environment and the resilience of the Berber women. It explores ideas about identity, traditional culture, modernity versus strict religious code of conduct. Languages: Arabic and French, with subtitles in English. The film will be introduced by Isabelle Vanderschelden (Manchester Metropolitan University).

About The Beyond Babel Multilingual Film Festival

Alluding to the Bible story of The Tower of Babel and the curse of diversity of tongues, Beyond Babel is a film festival that aims to celebrate multilingual life, showcase a wide range of films, share discussions on film aesthetics, and broaden the visibility of multilingual communities on screen. Planned by the FLAME research group at Manchester Metropolitan University, the 5th edition of Beyond Babel remains true to its core values: embrace the beauty of multilingualism; showcase transnational film productions from different regions of the world; curate multilingual films which connect with the personal, the local, and the global and can open conversation across cultures. This year’s programme will bring together four afternoons of screenings, with film introductions and Q&A sessions. It explores a wide range of themes: cultural differences, multilingualism, homeland, education, gender and sexuality, global citizenship, mobility, immigration, integration and identity. The festival aims to engage, inspire, connect and celebrate the culturally diverse communities of Manchester.

Film, Languages and Media in Education (FLAME) is a pioneering research group at Manchester Metropolitan University established in 2013 and dedicated to the development of research and knowledge exchange activity in the areas of Pedagogy, Languages, Film and Media.

Book your tickets to the other events in this series below:

Call Me By Your Name (dir. Lica Guadagnino / Year: 2017 / Runtime: 132 minutes / Certificate: 15)

Introduced by Nicoletta DiCiolla – (English and Italian)

Date: Tuesday 7th May 2019

Tickets: Free - Available on Eventbrite

Júlia Ist (dir. Elena Martín / Year: 2017 / Runtime: 90 minutes)

Introduced by Marta Suarez (Spanish, Catalan, German and English)

Date: Wednesday 8th May 2019

Tickets: Free - Available on Eventbrite

Double Screening: Unity and Community and No Cow on the Ice

Introduced by Simona Manni (University of York) and Carmen Herrero (with a short video presentation by the director) (Swedish, Galician, English, Spanish)

Date: Monday 13th May 2019

Tickets: Free - Available on Eventbrite


For more information, please contact:

Carmen Herrero · C.Herrero@mmu.ac.uk

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