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Salaam Plenty

Spring Grant 2012 - Development Stage
Current project status: PRODUCTION

Samira (Yasmine) Kassari / Feature Documentary / Morocco, Australia, Belgium, Qatar / 2015 / 90 min / Original Language: English / Interests: Documentary

Synopsis

‘Salaam Plenty’ is about the memory and erasure of the presence of Afghan cameleers in Australia from 1860 to 1930, based on testimonies of their descendants, original documents, period photographs, press clippings and archival footage. The film exposes a fracture in the contemporary identity of the descendants, and traces this to its source.

Credits

Director
Yasmine Kassari
Screenwriter
Yasmine Kassari
Producer
Jean-Jacques Andrien

About the Director

Yasmine Kassari graduated from the Belgian film school INSAS. In 2000, she joined Les Films de la Dreve as a producer, and in 2003, she established Les Coquelicots de l'Oriental Production, her own production company, in Morocco. Among her films are 'When Men Cry' and 'The Sleeping Child'. In 2012, she produced Jean-Jacques Andrien’s latest film, ‘Il a plu sur le grand paysage’.

Production Company Profile

Les Films de la Drève was founded in 1973 by Jean-Jacques Andrien, initially to complete his first feature film, ‘Le Fils d’Amr est mort!’, winner of the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival in 1975. The company has since produced or co-produced a dozen feature, short narrative films and documentaries, including Yasmine Kassari's ‘L’Enfant endormi’ (2004), ‘When Men Cry’ (2000) and Jean-Jacques Andrien's ‘Australia’ (1988). All films produced or co-produced by the company have won awards at major international film festivals, including Venice, Locarno, Berlin and Cannes.

Contacts

  • Director

    Samira (Yasmine) Kassari

    Company: 
    Les Films de la Drève
    Phone: 
    +32 877 835 95
    Email: 
    yasminekassari@gmail.com

  • Main Contact

    Yasmine Kassari

    Company: 
    Les Films de la Drève
    Phone: 
    +32 877 835 95
    Email: 
    yasminekassari@gmail.com

  • Production Company

    les films de la drève

    Company: 
    les films de la drève
    Phone: 
    +3287783595
    Email: 
    dreve@skynet.be

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