Amira Jihane Khelfallah, a doctoral candidate in comparative literature in Arts & Sciences at Washington College in St. Louis, gained a particular jury prize throughout the eleventh Worldwide Movie Pageant of Algiers.
Khelfallah (Photograph: Hichem Merouche)
Khelfallah acquired the award for her quick movie “Al saghira,” which explores the results of French nuclear testing in southern Algeria throughout the early and mid-Nineteen Sixties. The movie, additionally identified by its French (“La petite”) and English (“Miss”) titles, beforehand gained prizes on the 2020 Berlin Worldwide Movie Pageant and on the 2020 Mediterranean Movie Pageant in Rome.
Thought of Algeria’s most vital celebration of worldwide cinema, the pageant occurred Dec. 2-10, following a two-year absence as a result of COVID-19. It featured 60 movies, together with 25 in official competitors, spanning six thematic areas: setting; girls; restored movies; younger movies; the sixtieth anniversary of Algerian independence; and cinema, reminiscence and resistance.
Learn the awards announcement (in French).