Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe

Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe

The Industrial Context of Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe

January 12 2007 to January 13 2007

Venue: Ciné Lumière (film screenings, 12 January 2007) and Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies (conference, 13 January 2007)


12 January 2007

Film screenings at the Ciné Lumière, French Institute, London, Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2DT 

18.30 La Nuit du Destin/The Night of Destiny (France, 1997) 90 mins. 

Set in the north of Paris, the film centres on a devout elderly Muslim who becomes an unwitting witness to a murder on his way to the mosque.

Introduced by director Abdelkrim Bahloul 

20.30 Le  Soleil Assassiné/The Assassinated Sun (France, Algeria, Belgium, Tunisia, 2003) 85 mins.

The film reconstructs the last years of the life of pied noir poet Jean Sénac, a French-speaking Catholic homosexual who had refused to leave Algeria in 1962 and whose radio broadcasts had a great influence on young Algerian writers.

Q & A with director Abdelkrim Bahloul

Tickets for film screenings are not included in the conference fee.  



13 January 2007

Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London, Stewart House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU 

From 9.00

Registration and morning coffee


John Akomfrah (filmmaker)
The Experience of Making Diasporic Film in the UK

Abdelkrim Bahloul (filmmaker)
Diasporic Filmmaking in France


Eve Gabereau (managing co-director of Soda Pictures)
‘That’s a world music film for us’: The Distributor’s Perspective


Thierry Lenouvel (Ciné-Sud Promotion and Fonds d’Aide at Amiens Film Festival)
Festivals and the Discovery, Promotion and Distribution of Migrant and Diasporic Films

Gareth Jones (filmmaker, scriptwriter, producer)
BABYLON – A Place of Exile or Welcome?


Parminder Vir, OBE (producer, diversity adviser)
Towards Transnationalism? Funding, Policies, Networks

Ralph Schwingel (producer, Wueste Film Production)

Moving Turkish-German Cinema into the Mainstream? The Producer's Perspective  


Final Discussion

Followed by informal drinks


For enquiries about conference registration please contact

Rosemary Lambeth at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studie, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), tel. 020 7862 8677

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