In light of the tragic events that took place in France and elsewhere last week
In light of the tragic events that took place in France and elsewhere last week, we are reminded of the words of Abd Al Malik, whose presence at the screening of his film May Allah Bless France (Qu’Allah bénisse la France) was a cornerstone of our 2015 festival.
“True irreverence today is to speak of love when everyone else speaks of hate; to forge ties in a time that separates us from one another; to try to act in a world that says, ‘there’s nothing to be done’; (…) Pessimism is a luxury we cannot permit ourselves.”
– rapper, novelist and filmmaker Abd Al Malik #Abdalmalik @AbdAlMalikMusic #Scarifications
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Finally, a moving NPR audio interview with Jean Julien, who designed the image that has gone viral around the world: listen here.
Focus on French Cinema and our community stand in solidarity.