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Update NYFAF 2020

Continuing with its virtual 6th edition, NYFAF will sponsor a free online screening of Mounia Meddour award-winning film Papicha (2019) available November 18 - 19 on the LaGuardia Performing Arts website. On November 20th we will host a live virtual discussion from 1:00 to 2:30 PM (EST).

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Synopsis

Algeria, 1990s. Nedjma (Lyna Khoudri starring in Wes Anderson’s upcoming ‘The French Dispatch’), an 18 year-old student passionate about fashion design refuses to let the tragic events of the Algerian Civil War to keep her from experiencing a normal life and going out at night with her friend Wassila. As the social climate becomes more conservative, she rejects the new bans set by the radicals and decides to fight for her freedom and independence by putting on a fashion show.

 

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