Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe

Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe


Abdelkrim Bahloul

Diasporic Filmmaking in France

Recorded on: 13 Jan 2007

Abdelkrim Bahloul was born in Algeria but has forged a career as a director, writer and actor in France.  His innovative first feature film, Le Thé à la menthe/Mint Tea (1984), provided a portrait of a young Algerian migrant adrift in Paris.

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He has since made four more feature films, Un vampire au paradis/A Vampire in Paradise (1992), Les Soeurs Hamlet/The Hamlet Sisters (1996), La Nuit du destin/Night of Destiny (1997) and the award-winning Le Soleil assassiné/The Assassinated Sun (2003), all of which address issues relating to migration and diaspora.

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