VIVA LALDJERIE (Nadir Moknèche, 2004)

From Algeria, France, Belgium, writer-director Nadir Moknèche’s Viva Laldjérie—Long Live Algeria—encapsulates its theme in a clunkish symbol: in Algiers, the planned transformation of a shut-down cabaret, the Copacabana, into a mosque. Islamic fundamentalism is on the rise, destroying people’s lives when it isn’t taking people’s lives. This is hard on all those with the least […]