Moroccan influence at the Miami beach Cinematheque

As part of the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) summer screenings event, French-Moroccan artist Bouchra Khalili will be presenting two films on Thursday, August 1, at 6pm at the Miami Beach Cinematheque.


Khalili uses art as a medium to shed light and raise awareness on important current socio-political issues such as clandestine immigration and political minorities. Her work is greatly inspired by her homeland, Morocco, and its colonial past. Having been raised between both French and Moroccan cultures, she gives her personal take on the shared history between both nations.

Her artwork involves a vast array of materials and supports, from videos to photographs. She benefits from an international reputation having displayed her art from Paris to New York and is now coming to Miami for the third time.

She will be introducing:

-  Black Girl, directed by Ousmane Sembene, 1966. The movie tells the story of a Senegalese servant, her hopes and dreams but also struggles, in contrast to those of her heartless French employers.

-  Afrique sur Seine, directed by Mamadou Sarr, Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, 1955. The film focuses on a community of Africans living in Paris, observing French, reversing the perspective, and "decolonizing" their look and their mind.

For more information on this event, please visit

$10 general admission; $9 student or senior; $8 PAMM members and MBC members.
(Tickets available at box office. Seating is limited. First come, first seated.)

Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach.

(Post-screening reception at Dream South Beach, 1111 Collins Ave., Miami Beach)

Published July 10, 2013

Last modified on 12/07/2013

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