Farewell Exile/Salam Ghourba In an underprivileged Moroccan neighborhood, Fatima waits anxiously to join her husband, who emigrated to France over a year ago. Will a letter from him secure a brighter future, or will she have to make a crucial sacrifice? (Director: Lamia Alami | Morocco | 2011 | 15 mins | Arabic w/ English subtitles)
Free Men/Les Hommes Libres Younes, a young Algerian immigrant in Nazi-occupied Paris, is arrested by the French police and forced to infiltrate the Grand Mosque of Paris. Collaborationist French authorities suspect the mosque's founder of issuing forged documents to Jews and members of the Resistance. Within the cloistered world of the mosque garden, Younes befriends the mesmerizing singer Salim Halali, who is Jewish. As persecution increases, Younes takes up the fight for freedom and joins the ranks of the Resistance. (Director: Ismaël Ferroukhi | France, Morocco | 2011 | 99 mins | French, Arabic w/ English subtitles)
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