YOU RESEMBLE ME w/ The Seine's Tears
On October 17th 1961, "Algerian workers" take to the streets to protest the mandatory curfew imposed by the Police prefecture. Kamel takes his camera with him to record anything that could happen. We follow him and his friend, Nabil, through this demonstration as it intensifies, until they reach Place Saint Michel.Directors' Bio:Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard, Nicolas Mayeur, Etienne Moulin, Hadrien Pinot, Lisa Vicente, Philippine Singer and Alice Letailleur graduated from the Pôle 3D school (Roubaix, France). In 2021, they co-directed the short film "The Seine's Tears".
Cultural and intergenerational trauma erupt in this story about two sisters on the outskirts of Paris. After the siblings are torn apart, the eldest, Hasna, struggles to find her identity, leading to a choice that shocks the world in this intimate story about family, love, sisterhood, and belonging.Director's Bio:Dina Amer is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist. She helped produce the Oscar nominated and Emmy award-winning documentary The Square. Growing up between the US and Egypt, her work has focused on sharing nuanced, human stories with a global audience. Prior to her film work, Dina was an on-air correspondent for VICE. Her written work has been published in The New York Times, CNN and the Huffington Post. You Resemble Me is her directorial debut."The many coexisting complexities in the protagonist paint a spellbinding portrait of the effects of familial, psychological, social, cultural economical and political alienation and trauma. This film is so realistic, chilling and meaningful–an empathy-inducing tale in a world of separations." –BendFilm Team