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Women in Resistance: Algeria-Ireland | The Last Queen

About Women in Resistance: Algeria-Ireland | The Last Queen

Continuing on from the first ever Algeria-Ireland Festival at the Sugar Club in September 2022, this two-day event, mixing together screenings, conversation and music, will compare the role of Algerian and Irish women in political, cultural and social resistance across the two long anti-colonial histories. 

The Festival begins with an Irish premiere screening of the 2022 film The Last Queen, the first ever Algerian costume drama which graphically portrays the story of the sixteenth century mythical figure Queen Zephira.  This will then be followed by Cry of Granuaile, a 2022 film which explores another female legend from the same period, the Irish pirate queen Granuaile. So a powerful double bill that asks questions about female resistance over the long-term.

The co-director Damien Ounouri will introduce The Last Queen while the director  Dónal Foreman will do the same for Cry of Granuaile.

The screenings will be followed dj sets of Algerian/Arab/African Music

Presented by

Aoife Connolly, Martin Evans, Slimane Hargas, Dónal Hassett, Mairéad Ní Bhrian 

Algerian Embassy in Ireland, University of Sussex, United Kingdom, Mary Immaculate College, Technological University Dublin, University of Maynooth

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June 7, 2024 7:00 pm - 2:00 am

General Admission from €6.00
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Limited seating. Please note seats can not be allocated. Seats operate on a first come, first served basis.
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