100% Arabica

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

Sun, Aug 13, 2017
10 pm
Admission: Evening ticket (2 concerts + film) 28€/22€, Film only 6€/4€
In the Auditorium because of poor weather forecast
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.