Great success in Boston for hosting the eighth annual of the Amazigh Film Festival for the first time, film festival dedicated to Amazigh films and documentaries made by young filmmakers.
The festival was hosted by the Amazigh Cultural Network in America (A.C.N.A.) in collaboration with the Tazzla Institute for Cultural Diversity. Sponsored by the the BMCE Bank Foundation headed by Dr. Leila Meziane Benjelloun.
The Festival opened with a series of documentaries on the Tuaregs of Mali and Niger, “Sahara” and “Lost Art of the Sahara”; a short 10 minute 2016 film from Amazigh of Canary Islands, titled “Aman” (Water) produced by Estrella Monterrey, and a couple of outstanding productions from Algeria , “Berbers of Djurjura” by Hacene Zenia and “Souls in Exile” by Said Nanache.
This year again the Amazigh film festival presented with honor one of the best documentaries of 2016 realized by Dounia Production, “Amazigh Women in Music” as a Premiere event in the United States.
Alongside these films, another Moroccan documentary will also be presented as a Premiere in the U.S., produced by a young woman of the Middle Atlas, Ithri Irhoudane , a superb award winning entry titled “Dream Weavers”. Finally, the program concluded with the highly awarded film “Adiós Carmen” by Mohamed Amin Benamraoui – Live music will closed the event.
Amazigh Film Festival is a unique event in the US, dedicated to celebrate and showcase Amazigh artists, cinematographers, and musicians of the North African Amazigh cultures, which extend from the Oasis of Siwa in Egypt to Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, the Canary Islands and the Sahara Desert (Niger, Mali, Burkina-Faso). as well as a good oportunity to educate American audiences about the African Amazigh culture of North Africa.