EL GUSTO

By Safinez BOUSBIA

QUIDAM PRODUCTION EL GUSTO - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2010

El Gusto
History tore them apart, Music brought them together

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ALGERIA, IRELAND, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 88 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Safinez BOUSBIA
    • Writer(s)
    • Safinez BOUSBIA
    • Producer(s)
    • Safinez BOUSBIA (Quidam Production), Philippe MAYNIAL (Babylone Production), Heidi EGGER
    • Synopsis
    • Fifty years later, an orchestra of Jewish and Muslim musicians torn apart by history and war reunite and take the stage for an exceptional concert. Together, once more they share their never lost passion, the soul of the Algerian Casbah: Chaabi music.
      El Gusto is a story that remains untold to the present day, the story of independant thinkers that testify of a contemporary franco-algerian history. These men managed to prove the universality of music can transcend all differences and prejudice.
      In a modern day world where conflicts tear communities apart highlighting their differences rather than their similarities, this exceptional reunion of Jewish and Muslim musicians is the occasion to remind the younger generation that cultural and religious coexistence was possible not long ago.
    • Partners & financing
    • The Irish Film Board, Entreprise Nationale de Télévision Algérienne, Région PACA, La Ville de Paris, Centre Culturel Français d'Alger
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Aug 01, 2007
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