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Algerian film festival in March in New York

ALGIERS - Fifteen Algerian films will be screened from March 7 to 12 in New York (USA) during a "Festival of Algerian cinema", to be held during this period, organizers announced Sunday.

Organized by the "Institute of african american affairs" (Department of Afro-American Studies), of the University of New York in partnership with the African Film Festival in New York and the Embassy of Algeria in Washington, the festival provides a programming representing more than 50 years of film production in Algeria.

According to the organizers, the festival will begin with a meeting on the theme "Algeria: 55 years of filmmaking," hosted by Algerian Ahmed Bedjaoui and Malian cultural critic Manthia Diawara from the University of New York.