2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20


Saturday, March 12
1:00PM - 2:35PM

Alamo Ritz 1
320 E 6th St


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Mavela, a 15 year-old black teenager, didn’t fit in. That was until she encountered the Black Bronx, a well-known gang of young Africans. She feels at home in the gang, accepted. She has friends now, who get her mixed up in street life. For the very first time, Mavela feels like she belongs. In return, she quickly learns that Black Bronx is a lifetime commitment: Once a gang member, always a gang member. And she has no intention of leaving. One day, however, she meets Marwan. He’s Moroccan, and a member of the 1080s, another teenage gang and the enemy of the Black Bronx gang. From their first meeting, they know they were made for each other. But a girl who is a member of the Black Bronx gang

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: Belgium
Language: French, Arabic, Lingala and Dutch with English Subtitles
Year: 2015
Runtime: 95min

Director: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

Executive Producer: Frank Van Passel, Bert Hamelinck, Ivy Vanhaecke

Producer: Caviar, Climax Films

Screenwriter: Nele Meirhaeghe, Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Hans Herbots

Cinematographer: Robrecht Heyvaert

Editor: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

Sound Designer: Joeri Verspecht

Music: Hannes De Maeyer

Principal Cast: Martha Canga Antonio, Aboubakr Bensaihi


Two young promising directors of Moroccan extraction, they studied at the Institut Saint-Luc in Brussels where they met. Since, they have been an inseparable filmmaking duo. BLACK is their second feature film.

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