Arab Film Series (in-person): The Desert Rocker

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

For questions, e-mail Dave Serio at [email protected].

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Aliya Hassan Auditorium

This state-of-the-art Auditorium can accommodate up to 156 guests for concerts, poetry readings, theatrical performances, business presentations, workshops and more. There is comfortable, theatre-style seating, a professional stage and audio/visual system as well as access to an equipment technician for an additional cost. 

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