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UK PREMIERE & SCREENTALK | ALGERIA, 2017 (80 MINS)

“Majestic, mysterious & hypnotic images”

Cineuropa

Set in Bab el Oued, Algiers, Of Sheep and Men follows young Habib – a sixteen year old who, unable to follow his dreams of becoming a veterinarian, has bought a sheep to train into a fighting champion instead – and 42-year-old Samir, who simply sees his cattle as a means to an end, and is looking towards the Eid celebration on the horizon to sell his sheep. Reflecting on the codified rituals of violence that underline the deeply empathetic relationship these two men have with their animals, Karim Sayyad’s subtly observed, charming debut feature documentary also brings into play a reflection of Algeria’s history, tainted by sacrifice and violence.

Details

Fri 5 July 2019

6:30pm

UK Premiere & Screentalk
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Tickets

£10.50, £9.50 concessions
10% off for two or more screenings
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020 7638 8891

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Cinema 2 & 3 Barbican

Beech Street
London
EC2Y 8AE
www.barbican.org.uk
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