Past Event

Au Vent Mauvais and On a Grandi Ensemble

March 21, 2023
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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East Gallery, Maison Française, Buell Hall
Films Screening presented as part of the SR Socially Relevant Film Festival 2023 edition, followed by a Q&A with Director Adnane Tragha.
Free for Columbia students, staff & faculty. Columbia RSVP here. Regular tickets here.
When the III Winds Blow (Au Vent Mauvais) by Aline Louise Isserman, 2022, 12:30 min. New York Premiere

A wide-open space. Yet, inside the car, the air is suffocating. A couple argues relentlessly. This has been their mode of communication for years. There is no place for dialog. The children have understood this long ago. Being subjected to this is draining. So, the teenagers find their own means of escape.

We grew up together (On a Grandi Ensemble)  by Adnane Tragham, 72 min. New York Premiere

The Gagarin housing block is an iconic symbol in Ivry Sur Seine in the inner suburbs of Paris, which was destroyed in 2020. The film brings it back to life through the words of its former residents and the lens of Adnane Tragha who grew up across from it and evokes memories of the housing project. Daniel, Loïc, Karima, Yvette, Foued, Samira, and Mehdy tell their stories and relive their feelings. Difficulties, as well as solidarity, stigmas as well as mutual aid, and good memories, as well as bad ones across time and experiences, are touched upon. "We grew up together" paints, in small personal touches, the history of a housing block, and becomes a hymn to working-class neighborhoods.

Presented as part of the SR Socially Relevant Film Festival 2023 edition in partnership with Columbia Maison Française.