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Screening of Karim Miské's documentary "Muslims of France"

The documentary "Muslims of France" tells the history of Muslims in France, starting with the 1904 arrival of poor North African immigrants to the 2007 election of Muslim candidates to government offices. It asks the questions: what does it mean to be a Muslim in France today? How did Islam become the second religion in France?

We will screen the three-part documentary over two days. The third episode will be followed by a conversation and Q&A with Karim Miské and Professor Cécile Alduy.  Each episode is approximately 50 minutes.  

Karim Miské is a filmmaker and a novelist. Miské made a number of documentaries for twenty years on a wide range of issues including colonial legacies, hip hop culture, informal economy, freedom of press, and bioethics. His widely-acclaimed debut novel Arab Jazz (2012) won the English PEN Award. His recent works are autobiographical graphical novels N’appartenir (“Unbelonging”, 2015) and S’appartenir (“Belonging”, 2016). Miské is FSI-Humanities Center International Visitor, 2017-18 and Aron Rodrigue International Visitor, 2017-18.

Professor of French Cécile Alduy works on notions of “nationhood”, “identity,” on cultural and political constructions and mythologies of “Frenchness”. She is a regular contributor to The Atlantic, The Nation, Politico, Le Monde, New York Times and other outlets. Her new book, Ce qu'ils disent vraiment. Les présidentiables pris aux mots, was published in 2017.

Thursday February 8, 5:30 PM
Encina Hall West, Room 219
417 Galvez Mall
Episode I: Indigènes 1904-1945
Episode II: Immigrants 1945-1981

Tuesday February 13, 5:30 PM
Pigott Hall, Room 113
450 Lasuen Mall
Episode III: French 1981-2009
Conversation with Karim Miské and Professor Cécile Alduy

Free and open to the public