February 2023 Cinema Club Program
The BA Information Services Department is organizing its February 2023 Cinema Club Program, which offers a selection of films depicting epic true stories.
Thursday, 2 February 2023
Djamila, the Algerian (1958) - 125 mins, VHS 2162
Directed by Youssef Chahine.
The film is about the struggle of Djamila Bouhired (The famous Algerian heroine), her participation in the Algerian revolution against the French colonization in the middle of the 20th century, and her contribution towards the liberation of Algeria.
The film is in Arabic.
Thursday, 9 February 2023
The King's Speech (2010) - 113 mins, DVD 2361
Directed by Tom Hooper.
The film tells the true story of King George VI, who suffered from a speech impediment. He is unexpectedly crowned king after his brother abdicates the throne. Against all odds, he manages to overcome his speech impediment with the help of an Australian speech therapist.
The film is in English with English closed-captions.
Thursday, 16 February 2023
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951) - 88 mins, DVD 1465
Directed by Henry Hathaway.
A war drama that revolves around the later life of Erwin Rommel, the famous German Field Marshal of World War II. He earned his vaunted reputation, as well as his nickname “The Desert Fox” for his excellent military leadership.
The film is in English with English closed captions.
Thursday, 23 February 2023
Gandhi (1982) - 183 mins, DVD 1808
Directed by Richard Attenborough.
True-life drama inspired by the life of Gandhi, the leader of India's non-violent independence movement against British rule during the 20th century.
The film is in English with Arabic subtitles.