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2013 — 49th Chicago Film Festival

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Yellow Fever Yellow Fever

Kenya / UK
Director: Ngendo Mukii

The effects that globalization is having on the African woman’s understanding of beauty.

Part of Shorts 5: Spotlight Africa

Swahili, English, 7

Yema Yema

Algeria / France
Director: Djamila Sahraoui

In an isolated house on a drought-stricken mountainside, Ouardia must bury the body of her son Tarik, a victim of the civil conflict waging between the government and the fundamentalists. She suspects her other son, Ali, a mujahedeen fighter, has had a hand in the killing. And their mutual distrust is evidenced in the young soldier that Ali has sent to guard her. Beautifully capturing the expansive Algerian countryside this minimalist tale of a single family’s tragedy takes on mythic proportions.

Arabic with English Subtitles, 90