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AM-FM: Algéria, De Gaulle and the bomb

Sun, Mar 17 / 2 pm
Directed by Benchiha Larbi
2010, Algeria/France, 52 min
French with English Subtitles

Code name: Blue Jerboa, 70 Kt power, four times as much as on Hiroshima. On February 13, 1960 at 7:04 am, about 40 kilometres away from the town of Reggane, the first French nuclear bomb exploded in the Algerian sky.

 Plays with Angles / Directed by Lea Malle Frank Thierry / 2017, Cameroun, 16 min / French with English Subtitles / Another accident has occurred in the capital city. A truck loses its brakes down the Mvogo neighborhood hill and ends up its race in a downstream house. Hitting on his way, several pedestrians, including students.  We count fifteen deaths and several serious injuries.


The African Movie Festival in Manitoba (AM-FM) is devoted to African themes and issues, especially as they relate to Manitoba, Canada and the world. The annual festival held in Winnipeg celebrates African culture and promotes diversity through cinema. It establishes a platform for dialogue on Afro-Canadian/American issues and it supports the development of young Canadian film talents. A creation of Manitoba African Film Festival Inc., the festival showcases African talents through carefully curated films and generates social, political and economic issues for discourse and entertainment. Full details available at www.am-fm.ca

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