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Sunday Film: How Big is Your Love


January 6, 2013
African Film Festival

How Big is Your Love

DVD, Color,  98 minutes,  2011  (Algeria)

Directed by Fatma Zohra Zamoum

In Arabic with English subtitles

Algiers, nowadays, Adel, 8 years old, has been taken to his grandparents Khadidja and Lounès because his parents Rachid and Safia have been quarreling.  Adel was supposed to stay with his grandparents for one weekend; then another week begins and he misses school; then he feels that he has lived there forever.  Khadidja, a house wife, will try to introduce Adel to her everyday life in her apartment and Lounès, a retired man, will introduce him to the great world of animals. From day to day, the child and his grandmother hold on to the question "how big is your love" to help them get through this difficult period and grow closer to each other.

The film is a part of the Youth & Resilience film series, a collaboration with the African Film Festival. Learn more at:

Films may contain language or subject matter inappropriate for young people. All films are FREE and subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Sunday films are shown at 2:00 p.m. on the 6th floor. Elevators access the 6th floor after 1:30 p.m.

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