MANO DE DIOS, film screening & interview with Adolf El Assal

lsdSaturday 31st August, 17h30
Last Summer Dance festival, Open space tent
Parc communal de Mersch, Luxembourg

Short film screening & interview with director Adolf El Assal

As part of the first edition of the Last Summer Dance music and arts festival in Mersch, Nobody is illegal – Luxembourg will be screening the short film Mano de Dios, followed by an interview with director Adolf El Assal.

manodediosBased on a true story, Mano de Dios (2010, 15 min.) follows the day-to-day struggle of an Argentinian immigrant who has lived almost half of his life in Luxembourg ‘illegally’. Inspired partly by a quote from the late American author Orson Welles, the film depicts a loner who must fight his way out of the illusion that no one else exists around him. Click here to watch the trailer.

Born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1981, Adolf El Assal grew up in Dubai, London and Luxembourg, eventually settling down in the latter city, where he set up Independent Spirit Productions. After directing and editing over 120 music videos and mini-documentaries, El Assal produced two “no-budget” features (Divizionz, official selection Berlinale 2008, and Reste Bien, Mec!), followed by the short films Mano de Dios and La Fameuse Route, which are still touring festivals around the world today. His first full feature film, Les Fameux Gars, will be released worldwide in December 2013. El Assal is currently working on the feature film version of Mano de Dios.

Adolf El Assal. Photo © Paulo Lobo

Adolf El Assal. Photo © Paulo Lobo

Nobody is illegal – Luxembourg (Keen ass illegal)
is an independent grassroots group that campaigns for migrants’ rights, humane alternatives to detention and deportation, and paths towards universal freedom of movement.

The event will be presented by activist Sandie Richard, member of Keen ass illegal.

Adolf El Assal will be interviewed in English by Antoine Cassar, editor of Le monde n’est pas rond, artistic newspaper on migration, borders, and human rights.

DVDs, books, anti-passports, and no-borders newspapers will be on sale before and after the event.

About antoinecassar

Poet, translator, editor, activist
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