ALGERIAN-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF GREATER WASHINGTON
International Women’s Day Celebration
March 6, 2011
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Bethesda Community Center
4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, Maryland
(conveniently located across the street from the Bethesda Metro station).
Women and men are welcome to join us for the screening of the
Subtitled in English
“Rachida” is set in the mid 1990s. The eponymous main character, a beautiful girl in her early twenties, is a school teacher in Algiers. On her way to work, she is stopped by one of her former students who tries to force her to carry a bomb into the school. Rachida refuses and is shot in the stomach. Miraculously, Rachida survives the attack, yet she is obliged to flee to a remote village in the countryside. For fear of terrorist vengeance, she cuts off almost all contact with her boyfriend and her former life. For some weeks, she stays inside the house, too shocked and frightened to go outside. She has become “a stranger in her own country.” Must see
Bring the family and friends and come join the AAAGW Community
AAAGW will provide soft drinks, coffee and tea
Members are always invited to bring sweets and pastries to share.