2017, Sun, Aug 13

100% Arabica

D: Mahmoud Zemmouri, F 1997, 85 min, OV with English subtitles

100% Arabica (film still) | © Fennec Productions

100% Arabica (film still) | © Fennec Productions

Culture clash in the suburbs with Cheb Mami and Khaled

Raï party in the Paris suburbs: In a social housing project the band Rap Oriental begin their turbulent ascent—which devout Muslims set out to boycott. Thus begins a struggle over influence in the neighborhood. A culture clash comedy about young people, music, religion, and the struggle for recognition in a society which often regards the cultures of its immigrants as second class. With two of the biggest Raï stars in the lead roles: Cheb Mami—and Khaled, who will be on stage at HKW on this evening.