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24th Carthage Film Festival, 2012

God's Horses
FIPRESCI Prize: "God's Horses" (Nabil Ayouch)

Carthage Film Festival (Tunisia, Journées Cinématographiques de Cartage, Tunis, November 16-24, 2012, Jury: Barbara Lorey, Germany, president ("Tip Magazine"), Khalil Damoun, Morocco, Rita Bukauskaite, France ("KinoScript"), Janet Baris, Turkey ("Evrensel", "Yeni Film Magazine"), Ahmed Bouhrem, Tunisia ("Le temps"). FIPRESCI Prize: God’s Horses (Les Chevaux de Dieu) by Nabil Ayouch (Morocco, 2011, 115min). Print Source: Ali n’ Films (37, rue Assananaani Résidence Ouchtar, 8b Quartier Bourgogne - Casablance/Maroc), Tel: 212522492828, e-mail:


Women's Representation in the Arabic Cinema. According to Rita Bukauskaite, there is a certain cause for optimism in the emancipation of women in Arabic countries as projected through its current film offerings. Still, it is not without its struggles. arrow.
The Truth about Arab-African Cinema. It's both a healthy and creative way to use cinema to express anger argues Janet Baris as she picks out the best films in the festival from some of the world's troubled countries and also finds naivety an unlikely source of creativity. arrow.
Cinema, Revolution and Other Issues. In this long essay, Khalil Damoun looks at the outpouring of local films in this first festival following the aftermath of revolution in Tunisia and sees a country wanting to set the record straight in its representation of recent events. arrow.
The Cinema of Cruelty. Death is omnipresent in three films here that Ahmed Bouhrem argues have also in common the fact that death remains somewhat arbitrary, and concludes that this dramatic bias appears to reveal in these filmmakers a kind of existential despair. arrow.



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