Screening on Saturday, 10/19, at 1 pm.
Vincent Coen and Guillaume Vandenberghe
2012 | 80 minutes | Belgium
U.S. Premiere | Director in Attendance
Cinéma Inch’Allah! is a moving exploration of the struggle of four young Belgian-Moroccan men to reconcile artistic passion with religious belief, family obligations, and their place as Muslim filmmakers in modern Belgian society. Now in their thirties, Reda, Mohamed, Farid, and Nourredine have worked together since adolescence on more than 30 low-budget comic action movies. With infectious enthusiasm, they have thrown themselves into their collective endeavor, often starring in their own films and using their work not only to channel their fears and aspirations but as a way of projecting an image of themselves to their community and the outside world. Cinéma Inch’Allah! captures them at a pivotal moment, when one member of the group decides to radically change his life, threatening their common artistic goals and even their friendship.
What compelled you to see for yourself?
Reality is never what you expect it to be, if you are open to it. This makes documentary filmmaking such a exciting way to discover hidden worlds and question your beliefs.
—Vincent Coen | Director, Cinéma Inch’Allah!