Férid Boughedir

  • Férid Boughedir – Caméra d’Afrique AKA Twenty Years of African Cinema (1983)

    1981-1990ArthouseDocumentaryFérid BoughedirTunisia

    After several decades of colonial cinema using Africa as an exotic setting – often denying humanity and dignity to its people – and 70 years after the invention of the cinema, freshly independent Africans take hold at long last of that movie-camera which had been forbidden to them for so long. Despite a total lack of means and infrastructures, and filming against all odds, using by chance any African or foreign support, they try to show African reality in its variegated forms, as it is seen at last through African eyes. Using large extracts from the main films, interventions of filmakers, and rare vintage footage CAMERA D’AFRIQUE recalls the early 20 years of those new “author films”, created in Sub-Saharan Africa, which bear witness to an amazing thirst for showing and expressing themselves, never extinguished to this day.Read More »

  • Férid Boughedir – Un été à La Goulette AKA A Summer in La Goulette (1996)

    1991-2000African CinemaComedyDramaFérid BoughedirTunisia


    In La Goulette, a small harbour town in the Tunis suburbs, Youssef, the Muslim, Jojo, the Tunisian Jew, and Giuseppe, the Sicilian Catholic, are as inseparable as their three 16-year-old daughters, Meriem, Gigi and Tina. In a fit of provocation the three girls all swear that they’ll lose their virginity on the day of the feast of the Madonna, each with a boy from a religion different to hers ! Once this taboo is brought out into the open, all three families fall out. But the friendship between the three fathers is so strong that it reconciles them, closer than ever before… until the eve of the Israel-Arab Six Day War in 1967 that forces apart Jews and Arabs all over the world.Read More »

  • Férid Boughedir – Asfour Stah AKA Halfaouine: Child Of the Terraces (1990)

    1981-1990African CinemaArthouseFérid BoughedirTunisia

    Review: “Halfaouine, Boy of the Terraces” is a charming coming-of-age film from Tunisia that takes a rare look at the inner workings of Arabic culture — the stone- walled streets, alleys, rooftops and households of everyday Tunisia, where traditions seem little interrupted by the modern world.Read More »

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