Al Jazeera Documentary Film
We are pleased to invite you to the next film in the Al Jazeera Documentary’s art film series being shown at the Fire Station Cinema:
“Hadj Nacereddine Dinet”.
The film tells the story of Alfonse Etienne-Dinet, a French bourgeois visual artist who was enchanted by the lights of the Orient. He chose the Algerian Western Sahara as subject for his work and then settled in it, Later, he was buried there. Starting with the elegant bourgeois environment in which Dinet the child grew up, his first trips to the desert to satisfy his artistic passion, and then meeting his Algerian life - long friend who was the key to the great transformation of his life's path, and then to his decision to settle once and for all in the amazing “Bu Saada” oasis which was immortalised in his paintings, blending in with its people and their issues and advocating them, and finally, choosing the oasis to be his eternal burial ground.