6:00 p.m. ET Friday, April 14, 2023
Arab Film Series (in-person): The Desert Rocker
FREE with RSVP |Suggested $5 Donation
In partnership with the Arab Film and Media Institute, AANM is pleased to bring the the beautiful documentary, The Desert Rocker to our big screen! The film is an intimate, witty and profound portrait of the extraordinary Hasna El Becharia, a pioneer Gnawa artist. The first musician to break through the social barrier of this culture, she empowers and inspires women of all ages by reclaiming a musical tradition reserved for men for centuries. A singularly talented artist, she leads women to redefine their roles and challenge cultural norms, one musical performance at a time.
75 Minutes / 2022 / Algeria / Documentary / Arabic, French
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