Wesh Wesh, What's Happening?
(Wesh wesh, qu'est-ce qui se passe?)

Screening on Film
Directed by Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche .
With Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, Ahmed Hammoudi, Brahim Ameur-Zaïmeche.
France, 2001, 35mm, color, 83 min.
French and Arabic with English subtitles.

Rabah Ameur Zaïmeche directs and stars in his debut feature film, which was feted at the 2002 Berlin Film Festival and the European Film Awards.  He portrays Kamel, an ex-convict who returns to his old Paris neighborhood after serving a five-year prison sentence. He struggles to establish a straight life but the pressures of urban poverty become too much for him and his family.

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Contemporary French Cinema