Radicalism in Europe
Yet again, Festival Cinema Arabe will bring groundbreaking movies from all over the Arab world that are related to current issues and controversies. Partly because of the increasing number of terrorist attacks in Europe, Islam finds itself in the limelight. Nowadays everyone seems to have an opinion in debates that become fiercer every day. How is the ordinary Muslim affected by the rise of Islamic radicalism and Islamophobia? How do we fight the battle against stereotypes and prejudices? And why is it that mainly teenagers of Arab descent are vulnerable to radicalization? The documentary Latifa, a life standing follows Latifa, whose son was killed in 2012 during the terror attack near Toulouse. Since the attack, she has crossed the country giving lectures in banlieues, prisons and even in parliament, to fight radicalization in her own way.
Cinema Arabe is honored to announce that Latifa and the producers of the documentary will be present at the festival in Amsterdam. After the screening, they will participate in a debate on this pressing issue.
Mon 17 april | 15.15h
After screening Latifa, a life standing